MASTER OF ARTS, HISTORY
Thesis research must be related to American or Political history, 45 hours. Prerequisite: baccalaureate degree.
PHASE ONE: READINGS
HT601: Readings in World History.
12 hours. Advanced survey of world history and historians, including Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Tacitus, Josephus, Gibbon, Emerson, Durant, Toynbee, Churchill and select others.
PHASE TWO: RESEARCH*
HT603: Biography as History. 3 hours.
HT605: Literature, Culture and Tradition. 6 hours.
HT607: Historicity. 3 hours.
PHASE THREE: THESIS
HT693: Prospectus. 3 hours.
Student submits a detailed prospectus including proposed thesis, outline, bibliography, and research plan. The thesis must be a significant and relevant contribution to the field of history.
HT694: Thesis Prerequisites. 12 hours.
Student researches the time period, social context, etc. relevant to the subject of the thesis. May include such things as language and field research. The scope of this class must be outlined in the Prospectus (HT693).
HT695: Thesis. 6 hours.
Student completes research plan and writes thesis, then perfects it until it is accepted by the Graduation Committee. Must defend thesis orally.
*Major research paper(s) required each course.