History, M.A.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/history/programs 

Program Requirements - 30 CREDITS

(21 Credits for Students in the Accelerated Pathway Program)

Select One U.S. History Course:
HIS 513 – The Transformation of American Society 1877-1917 
HIS 514 – Issues in American Constitutional History
HIS 518 – A Women's Place is in the Curriculum: A Multicultural Approach 
HIS 536 – Progressive and Modern Women in the U.S.A.
HIS 551 – The Colonial Period in U.S. History 
HIS 552 - American Revolution
HIS 554 - The Pre-Civil War Era, 1820-1850
HIS 555 – The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
HIS 556 - US Maritime History
HIS 558 – History of the Trans-Mississippi West
HIS 562 – Seminar in the History of American Diplomacy
HIS 563 – History of Urban America 
HIS 566 – History of American Radicalism 
HIS 569 – American Indian History

Select One European History Course:
HIS 516 – Stalinism 
HIS 517 – Russian Revolution 
HIS 564 – Seminar in Early Modern Europe 
HIS 568 – Seminar in Late Modern Europe 
HIS 570 – Seminar in Modern Europe 
HIS 575 – Nazi Germany and the Holocaust 
HIS 586 – Seminar in the Origins of Rome to 44 BCE
HIS 587 - French Revolution and Napoleon
HIS 588 - Seminar in the Roman Empire
HIS 589 – Tudor-Stuart England 
HIS 591 – Seminar in European Intellectual History 

Select One Non-Western History Course:
HIS 508 – Contemporary World History 
HIS 527 – Major Powers of Latin American since Independence
HIS 528 – Puerto Rico and the Caribbean 
HIS 531 – Race and Nationalism in South Africa
HIS 542 – Trade in Society in West Africa 
HIS 548 – China Since Western Impact 
HIS 571 – The Medieval Middle East 
HIS 572 – The Modern Middle East 
HIS 578 – Early Chinese Texts 
HIS 579 – Seminar in Southeast Asia to 1850

Elective Credits 
Number of Elective Credits Required is determined by Capstone Track Selected.
(HIS 593 and HIS 594 are excluded options toward elective credits.) 

Thesis Track:
15 credits (6 credits for Accelerated Pathway Students) in any graduate level history course 

Special Project Track:
18 credits (9 credits for Accelerated Pathway Program Students) in any graduate level history course 

Comprehensive Exam Track
21 credits (12 credits for Accelerated Pathway Program Students) in any graduate level history course 

Capstone (0-3 Credits)
Select one Track:

Thesis:  HIS 593 & 594 – (Thesis Seminar I and II) – 6 credits
Special Project: HIS 600 – (Special Project Capstone) – 3 credits
Comprehensive Exam - (no credit)