Global Area Studies Track

Archaeological Dig

Specializing in a region's history

Through the global area studies track, you will focus on an area of study, such as Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the people and society of this region while gaining a global perspective through world history and foreign relations courses.

Program requirements

The global area studies track within the Master of Arts in History degree is a 30-hour program that requires the completion of the history core and the additional requirements of the specified track. You must take at least nine hours in your area of study. While students may be able to complete this track online, they should be aware that the history department offers a limited number of online classes. Students interested in completing the degree solely online should speak to the graduate advisor about scheduling and course availability.

Total hours for MA degree - 30

American Studies Track

  1.  3 hours - HST 701  Historiography and Historical Methods
  2.  3 hours - Required Research Seminar: currently HST 730
  3.  3 hours - Primary Source Seminar: currently HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 HST 787
  4.  Research Requirement

A.  Thesis option – 21 hours.  Research requirement is fulfilled by the completion and successful defense of a masters thesis.

i.  6 hours HST 799

ii.  6 hours American History Courses (600 or 700-level)

iii.  9 hours Non-History Courses in Related Disciplines  (as approved by advisor)

 B.  Non-thesis Option – 21 hours.  Research requirement is fulfilled by completing with a minimum grade of B one readings seminar, one research seminar and one primary source seminar. These courses can double count to fulfill requirements 2 and 3 in this track.

i.  3 hours – 1 additional Primary Source Seminar beyond the one taken to meet requirement 3 in this study track:  choose from HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 HST 787

ii.  9 hours American History courses including HST 720 and 725 (or other 600 or 700-level courses approved by advisor)

iii.  9 hours Non-History Courses in Related Disciplines (as approved by advisor)

U.S. and World Track

  1.   3 hours - HST 701  Historiography and Historical Method
  2.   3 hours - Required Research Seminar:  Choose from HST 710HST 730, HST 750HST 780.   
  3.   3 hours – Required Primary Source Seminar:  Choose from HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 HST 787 or HST 792.
  4.   Research Requirement

A.  Thesis option – 21 hours.  Research requirement is fulfilled by the completion and successful defense of a masters thesis.

i.  6 hours HST 799

ii.  6 or 9 hours – U.S. History Courses:  HST 609HST 611HST 615HST 616HST 617, HST 618HST 619HST 621HST 623HST 624HST 625HST 628HST 631HST 636HST 637HST 638HST 698, HST 720, HST 725, HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 HST 787

iii.  6 or 9 hours – Non-U.S. History Courses:  HST 641, HST 642HST 643HST 644HST 645HST 648HST 649HST 651HST 653HST 659HST 663HST 664HST 666HST 671, HST 673HST 674HST 682HST 688HST 740HST 760HST 770HST 775, HST 790, HST 792

B.  Non-thesis Option – 21 hours.  Research requirement is fulfilled by completing with a minimum grade of B one readings seminar, one research seminar and one primary source seminar. These courses can double count to fulfill requirements 2 and 3 in this track.

i.   6 hours – advisor approved courses.

ii.   6 or 9 - U.S. History Courses:  HST 609HST 611HST 615HST 616HST 617, HST 618HST 619HST 621HST 623HST 624HST 625HST 628HST 631HST 636HST 637HST 638HST 698HST 720HST 725HST 783HST 784HST 785HST 786 HST 787

iii.    6 or 9 - Non-U.S. History Courses:  HST 641, HST 642HST 643HST 644HST 645HST 648HST 649HST 651HST 653HST 659HST 663HST 664HST 666HST 671, HST 673HST 674HST 682HST 688HST 740HST 760HST 770HST 775HST 790HST 792

 

 

Comprehensive examination

A comprehensive examination must be passed before the degree will be granted.  Written exams will be taken after course work is completed.  An oral exam will be taken after the approval of the research requirement.