2016-2017 Catalog

M.A. in History Learning Goals

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the origins of History as a field of study

and of how it has evolved and continues to change.

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principal historiographic issues in the study of history, and a sophisticated and detailed awareness of the various and most recent methodological approaches to the study of the past.
  2. Students will demonstrate advanced research and writing skills, including the ability to critically evaluate the widest variety of historical sources, and to produce thoroughly researched, carefully conceptualized and clearly written projects.
  3. Students in the M.A. Thesis Track will produce a major research paper that is based on extensive independent research in primary sources,that comprises an original contribution to the historical literature of the topic.
  4. Students will develop an understanding of the evolution of a variety of world cultures, especially within the context of comparative historical research.