Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2015/2016)
8.16 History
  • Assistant Professor and Head of the Department
  • T. Bishop-Stirling

The degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts are offered in History by full-time or part-time study.

8.16.1 Program of Study
  1. The Department of History offers M.A. programs in a broad range of geographical and thematic areas. Students in the M.A. program will choose a thesis or non-thesis option.

  2. M.A. candidates who choose the non-thesis option shall complete a minimum of 24 credit hours, 18 of which shall normally be 6190, 6200, and 6999.

  3. M.A. candidates who choose the thesis option shall complete 9 credit hours, 6 of which shall normally be 6190 and 6200, plus a thesis.

  4. Students will be required to successfully complete HIST 6190 prior to taking HIST 6200.

  5. Students will be required to successfully complete HIST 6200 before writing the Major Research Paper or thesis.

  6. Where a student’s major research project requires him or her to read a language other than English, he or she must demonstrate a reading knowledge of this language through an exam or other method subject to the approval of the Graduate Committee.

8.16.2 Courses

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates as far as the resources of the Department will allow.

  • 6000 Advanced Studies in Newfoundland History
  • 6010 Advanced Studies in Canadian History
  • 6020 Advanced Studies in the History of the United States
  • 6030 Advanced Studies in French History
  • 6040 Advanced Studies in British History
  • 6050 Advanced Studies in German History
  • 6060 Advanced Studies in North Atlantic History
  • 6070 Advanced Studies in Social History
  • 6075 Advanced Studies in Labour and Working-Class History
  • 6080 Advanced Studies in Intellectual History
  • 6090 Advanced Studies in Women's History
  • 6095 Advanced Studies in Ethnohistory
  • 6100 Advanced Studies in Military History
  • 6105 Advanced Studies in Diplomatic History
  • 6110 Advanced Studies in Maritime History
  • 6120 Advanced Studies in Economic and Business History
  • 6125 Medical Science and Social Responsibility in Health Care: Aspects of Medical History (cross-listed as Medicine 6420)
  • 6130 Quantification and Measurement in History
  • 6140-59 Research in Special Topics
  • 6160-79 Reading Courses (Special Topics)
  • 6190 Theory and Method
  • 6200 Masters Seminar I
  • 6999 Masters Research Paper (12 credit hours)