Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

HISTORY

 

The Master's and Ph.D. Programs

The Department of History offers both the M. A. and the Ph.D. degrees. The master's degree may be obtained either by Plan A or Plan B. A reading knowledge of one foreign language is required.

The Ph.D. program is built around graduate readings and research seminars that are designed to prepare students for the qualifying exams and to write the doctoral dissertation. Specific requirements vary depending on a students' concentration (e.g. U.S. , modern Europe , pre-modern Europe ). Reading knowledge of one foreign language is required and proficiency must be satisfied before a student may sit for qualifying exams. A student's advisory committee may require proficiency in one or more additional languages or skills such as oral history. The precise nature of the qualifying exam fields will be determined by the major advisor and the advisory committee. The advisory committee chair directs the doctoral dissertation.

More information on specific requirements may be found at the department's website http://www.uky.edu/AS/History/ or in the department's Graduate Handbook, which is available at http://www.uky.edu/AS/History/grads/index.html .

Admission Procedures and Requirements

Students applying for the MA program should submit evidence of strong undergraduate preparation in history, preferably an undergraduate major with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also submit Graduate Record Examination scores, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a one- or two-page statement of purpose. Ideally, the writing sample should be a research paper or a major term paper. The letters of recommendation should be collected by the applicant and forwarded in a single envelope.

Applicants applying for admission to the Ph.D. program should follow the same procedures. Whenever possible, the department prefers to see an applicants' MA thesis when making admission decisions.

Applicants who wish to be considered for financial assistance and fellowships must apply no later than February 1.

Each applicant is judged on his or her merits and against the larger pool of applicants. Admission is competitive, and the department usually cannot accept all qualified applicants.

GRADUATE COURSES

HIS 500 PRE-CLASSICAL AND CLASSICAL GREECE (3)

HIS 501 FOURTH CENTURY GREECE AND THE HELLENISTIC WORLD (3)

HIS 502 A HISTORY OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC (3)

HIS 503 A HISTORY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (3)

HIS 504 GREEK AND ROMAN MEDICINE (3)

HIS 506 HISTORY OF SEXUALITY IN THE US (3)

HIS 507 US LABOR HISTORY (3)

HIS 509 ROMAN LAW (SAME AS CLA 509) (3)

HIS 510 MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION I (3)

HIS 511 MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION II (3)

HIS 512 MEDIEVAL INSTITUTIONS TO THE MID TENTH CENTURY (3)

HIS 513 MEDIEVAL INSTITUTIONS SINCE THE MID TENTH CENTURY (3)

HIS 514 SPAIN: FROM RECONQUEST TO EMPIRE, 1200-1700 (3)

HIS 519 THE ERA OF THE RENAISSANCE (3)

HIS 520 THE ERA OF THE REFORMATION (3)

HIS 521 EUROPEAN SOCIAL HISTORY, 1400-1800 (3)

HIS 525 MODERN EUROPE: 1890-1939 (3)

HIS 526 EUROPE SINCE 1939 (3)

HIS 529 WOMEN IN MODERN EUROPE (3)

HIS 534 RUSSIA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (3)

HIS 535 RUSSIA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (3)

HIS 536 INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF RUSSIA TO 1800 (3)

HIS 537 INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF RUSSIA FROM 1800 TO PRESENT (3)

HIS 540 HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE TO 1815 (3)

HIS 541 HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE SINCE 1815 (3)

HIS 542 GERMAN HISTORY 1789-1918 (3)

HIS 543 GERMAN HISTORY SINCE 1918 (3)

HIS 546 THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE (3)

HIS 548 HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST: 1453-1920 (3)

HIS 549 HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST: 1952 TO PRESENT (3)

HIS 553 EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BRITAIN (3)

HIS 554 BRITISH HISTORY 1815-1901 (3)

HIS 555 BRITISH HISTORY SINCE 1901 (3)

HIS 561 THE INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA (3)

HIS 562 MODERN MEXICO (3)

HIS 563 THE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN LATIN AMERICA (3)

HIS 572 AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY (3)

HIS 573 AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY (3)

HIS 574 THE DIPLOMACY AND FOREIGN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1919 (3)

HIS 575 THE DIPLOMACY AND FOREIGN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1919 (3)

HIS 576 FRONTIER AMERICA, 1400-1869 (3)

HIS 577 FRONTIER AMERICA, 1869-PRESENT (3)

HIS 578 HISTORY OF THE OLD SOUTH (3)

HIS 579 HISTORY OF THE NEW SOUTH (3)

HIS 580 HISTORY OF APPALACHIA (3)

HIS 581 U.S. URBAN HISTORY SINCE 1865 (3)

HIS 582 IMMIGRATION AND AMERICAN HISTORY 1815 TO PRESENT (3)

HIS 584 HEALTH AND DISEASE IN THE U.S. (3)

HIS 585 THE AGE OF JIM CROW, 1880-1930 (SAME AS AAS 585) (3)

HIS 586 THE IMAGES OF BLACKS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY (SAME AS AAS 586) (3)

HIS 587 AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (SAME AS AAS 587) (3)

HIS 593 EAST ASIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR II (3)

HIS 595 STUDIES IN HISTORY (3)

HIS 596 THE U.S. FAMILY IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (SAME AS FAM/SOC 509) (3)

HIS 597 WESTERNERS IN EAST ASIA, 1839 TO THE PRESENT (3)

HIS 598 CHINA IN REVOLUTION, 1895-1976 (3)

HIS 600 THE INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS (SAME AS AAS 600) (3)

HIS 606 HISTORICAL CRITICISM (3)

HIS 613 READINGS IN EARLY MEDIEVAL HISTORY (3)

HIS 614 READINGS IN HIGH AND LATE MEDIEVAL HISTORY (3)

HIS 615 READINGS IN HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE RENAISSANCE (3)

HIS 621 READINGS IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE, 1450-1648 (3)

HIS 622 READINGS IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE, 1648-1815 (3)

HIS 623 READINGS IN 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN HISTORY (3)

HIS 624 READINGS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (3)

HIS 625 READINGS IN BRITISH AND BRITISH EMPIRE HISTORY (3)

HIS 630 READINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY: THE COLONIAL ERA (3)

HIS 631 READINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE NEW REPUBLIC (3)

HIS 632 READINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY: THE AGE OF JACKSON, CIVIL WAR, AND RECONSTRUCTION (3)

HIS 633 READINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY: THE GILDED AGE AND THE PROGRESSIVE ERA (3)

HIS 634 READINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY: AMERICA SINCE 1920 (3)

HIS 638 READINGS IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY (3)

HIS 650 READINGS IN SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY (3)

HIS 651 READINGS IN U.S. FOREIGN RELATIONS SINCE 1900 (3)

HIS 653 READINGS IN U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY (3)

HIS 654 READINGS IN MODERN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY (3)

HIS 655 READINGS IN ANTEBELLUM SOUTHERN HISTORY (3)

HIS 656 READINGS IN NEW SOUTH HISTORY (3)

HIS 657 RACE RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES (SAME AS AAS 657) (3)

HIS 695 INDEPENDENT WORK (1-3)

HIS 700 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN HISTORY (3)

HIS 706 SEMINAR IN MEDIEVAL HISTORY (3)

HIS 710 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY, 1607-1815 (3)

HIS 711 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY, 1815-1865 (3)

HIS 712 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY, 1865 TO THE PRESENT (3)

HIS 722 SEMINAR IN MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY, 1870 TO THE PRESENT (3)

HIS 730 SEMINAR IN MODERN BRITISH HISTORY (3)

HIS 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

HIS 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

HIS 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

HIS 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

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