44.22 History





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

44.22.1 Program of Study

  1. The Ph.D. Degree in History is offered in accordance with General Regulations and current department strengths.

  2. An applicant must hold either a Master's Degree in History or a Bachelor's Degree in History with first-class Honours or their equivalents as determined by the Head of the Department and the Dean.

  3. During the first semester, a Ph.D. student must successfully complete History 7000 and 7001 if these courses (or their equivalents) have not been included in the student's Master’s program. The Supervisory Committee may require the student to complete additional graduate courses.

  4. A student must demonstrate in accordance with regulations established by the School of Graduate Studies a reading knowledge of French before taking the comprehensive examination. On the recommendation of the Supervisory Committee a modern language other than French may be substituted. In addition, the Supervisory Committee may require a demonstrated reading knowledge of a second language other than French or English (or the substitute language).

  5. A student will undertake supervised reading in fields prescribed by the Department. The Supervisors of these programs of reading, along with the thesis Supervisor, will comprise the student's Supervisory Committee.

  6. In the second year of the program, after the successful completion of all required courses, a student must take a Comprehensive Examination, which will have both written and oral components.

  7. Following successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination, a student must submit a thesis proposal, deemed acceptable by the Supervisory Committee, to the Department.

  8. An interested applicant is urged to consult with the Head of the Department on these prerequisites and other requirements before filing an application for admission.

44.22.2 Courses

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of students 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
  • 6140-6159 Research in Special Topics
  • 6160-6179 Reading Courses (Special Topics)
  • 6190 Theory and Method
  • 6200 Masters Seminar I
  • 6999 Masters Research Paper (12 credit hours)
  • 7000 Ph.D. Seminar I
  • 7001 Ph.D. Seminar II

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