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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Ph. D. Program in History, students should be able to

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in both the history and historiography of a major as well as a minor field, orally and in writing
  2. Show a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language when that language is necessary to conducting research in the student’s chosen field.
  3. Develop an original argument, based on research in primary sources, that makes a significant contribution to the field, as demonstrated in a doctoral dissertation