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M.A. IN HISTORY
Graduating with Honors in History
- Honors Graduation Requirements
- 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).