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Graduate Program Objectives

The Department of History has developed the following objectives as a guide to the design of the graduate degree program and the outcomes for specific courses.

Master's degree students will:

  1. Identify major trends, theories, and approaches in the field of History;
  2. Analyze and synthesize ongoing scholarly conversations in History and situate their arguments and projects in these contexts;
  3. Understand the range of digital resources available to historians and be able to use their chosen resources in producing and presenting research;
  4. Define, research, and complete a significant research project within History studies, and be able to describe and justify their project in written and presentation formats.