This course requires students to design and begin implementing their own research project to be used to satisfy the program's thesis requirement. Under the guidance of a member of the History Department faculty who agrees to serve as Thesis Advisor, the student will develop a Research Prospectus for their thesis that will consist of an Introduction and Statement of the Problem, a Literature Review, and a brief summary of the proposed research. The student will defend the prospectus before at least two History Department faculty. Prerequisites are two courses in historiography and research methods, Readings and Research in History I (HIST 05.501) and Readings and Research in History II (HIST 05.502). The student will begin implementing the research after obtaining the Committee's approval.
Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017