2020-2021 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, MA

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Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply historiographical theory and method

2. Translate documents in the requisite foreign language(s) for proposed field of study

3. Design and execute historical research (this may include theoretical models from other social sciences)

4. Identify and utilize historical archives and databases

5. Design, write a proposal, and conduct research

6. Communicate ideas and arguments in clear, concise, well-organized papers

Program Requirements

The department offers the Master of Arts degree to students who have pursued successfully one of the following programs of study. M.A. students may apply for admission to the Ph.D. program after passing the exam or thesis.

Examination Option: The student must complete 30 credits of coursework including three seminars. No more than nine credits may be taken outside the department. A 3.0 (B) average is required in all courses. Transfer of credit is subject to Graduate School regulations. Students must complete a language requirement. All students must pass a comprehensive oral examination in one field of history. The student may not enroll for more than 30 credits of coursework prior to taking the examination.

Thesis Option: The student completes 24 credits of coursework, a language qualification, and a passing thesis, that carries 6 thesis credits. The thesis must be read and approved by the advisor and two other faculty members with whom the student has taken courses.

Faye Morse - FLMorse@maxwell.syr.edu 443-2211

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