The department's graduate programs are founded on a faculty who are committed to excellence in graduate education. Lecture courses, seminars and directed research projects are available on the histories of Western Europe, Russia, Great Britain, Africa, East Asia, Latin America and the United States. While students are expected to get specialized training in the fields of their choice, they are also urged to develop a broad historical background. In the fields of political history, early American history, and American intellectual history, the department also offers studentships, dissertation fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, seminars, and other scholarly opportunities through the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. Specific information on the Kinder graduate programs can be found at https://democracy.missouri.edu/programs/graduate-programs/.