PhD in History

PhD in History

Boston University - Boston, MA

  • Doctors of Philosophy

All students in the PhD program are required to take the following four courses: GRS HI 800 European Historiography, HI 850 American Historiography, HI 870 African Historiography, and HI 801 The Historian’s Craft. HI 800, 850, and 870 are reading courses focusing on historiographical issues and approaches in the areas where the department has special strengths and a sizable array of courses. HI 801 is a course that focuses on research and is designed to enable students to move from the original conception of a problem to a publishable article. At least one of the reading courses (HI 800, 850, or 870) must be taken prior to taking HI 801, which will be offered every year in the spring semester.

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