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M.A. IN HISTORY
Requirements for the History Major (36 credits)
Follow these links to checklists of the requirements for the B.A. degree in History (declaring major before Fall 1998 or Fall 1998 to Spring 2003 or Fall 2003 and Spring 2005 or Fall 2005 or later) and the B.A. degree in History with Secondary Education Sequence (declaring major before Fall 1998 or Fall 1998 to Spring 2003 or Fall 2003 and Spring 2005 or Fall 2005 or later).
- Methodological Courses (these must be taken separately over three semesters; note prerequisites)
- HST 200 Introduction to Historical Method (Prerequisites: ENG 111 and any college-level History course)
HST 300 Historiography (Prerequisites: ENG 151, HST 200, and an additional 200-level history course)
HST 410 Seminar in Advanced Historical Study (Prerequisites: HST 200, HST 300, and any 300-level History course)
Requirements for the History minor
Twenty-four credits of history courses at the 200 level or higher, of which at least three courses must be at the 300 level including:
The twenty-four credits must include at least three 300-level courses in addition to HST 300. A 200-level geography course may be used to meet this 28-credit requirement. At most one independent student course may be used to satisfy History degree requirements.
- At least one pre-1700 history course
- At least one modern European history course
- At least one United States history course
- At least one course from a geographical area other than Europe or the United States (world)
- At least twelve credits of courses in history at or above the 200 level including courses from at least two of the following categories: pre-1700 history; modern European history; United States history; World history.
- To graduate with honors in the History major, a student must have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average in courses in the major and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. In addition, a student must complete either HSS 594: Independent Study Honors in History or a Divisional Honors Seminar. Finally, a student must complete an honors thesis under the supervision of a History faculty member who will oversee and approve each step of the thesis process. The research paper submitted as the thesis need not be a new work; it may be a substantial revision or extension of a paper previously submitted in a course at CSI. Students must submit a one-to two-page thesis proposal to their advisor stating the scope of research or revisions as well as questions and new source materials to be addressed. The 20-30 page thesis should demonstrate a superior command of the historical topic and evidence of rigorous critical thinking. The thesis must be approved by the faculty advisor and a second reader appointed by the coordinator of honors in History (Professor Catherine Lavender).