Summer 2023 - HIST 862 G100

Comprehensive Field 3 (6)

Class Number: 3573

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA



A requirement for all PhD students, this course is based on a reading list of the equivalent of 40 to 45 books agreed upon by the student and faculty field supervisor in the first semester of study. Students cover the material on these lists through a structured reading program in order to demonstrate scholarly proficiency in a specific field of historical inquiry determined by the student and the student's supervisory committee. The assessment of scholarly proficiency takes the form of a written and oral examination to be scheduled in the fourth semester of study. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.



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Registrar Notes:


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