College of the Arts
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of the Arts and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Master of Arts
History - Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Graduate Language or Technological Skill Requirement
The department requires reading proficiency in one foreign language as determined by examination or by the completion of 6 semester hours in intermediate and advanced GIS courses (GEOG 3215 and 5215) with a B or better for students focusing on modern history. GEOG 3215 taken for GIS language proficiency can be counted towards the Masters of Arts language proficiency requirement, but does not count for degree credit in the degree program. The student must receive a B or better in these courses and obtain certification from the instructor attesting to their proficiency in GIS for graduate work. Students working on ancient, medieval, or global history will be required to show reading proficiency in the languages of their primary sources if pursuing the thesis option.

Area 1 Core Required Hours: 3
HIST 5195 Historiography

Area 2 Concentration Required Hours: 21
HIST 6735 Method and Theory in Race and History
Select six of the following courses, at least one of which must be at the 6000-level or topics courses approved by the graduate coordinator and department chair.
HIST 5112 American Slavery and Emancipation, 1619-1877
HIST 5135 Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
HIST 5136 Slavery in Latin America
HIST 5137 Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
HIST 5138 Race and Ethnicity in Colonial America
HIST 5139 Convivencia: Muslims, Jews, and Christians in Medieval Spain
HIST 5148 Popular Cultures of the Black Atlantic
HIST 5201 American Reform and Radicalism, 1877-present
HIST 5535 Selected Topics in Latin American History
HIST 5546 Selected Topics in African History
HIST 5547 History of South Africa
HIST 5555 Selected Topics in World History
HIST 5559 Selected Topics in United States History
HIST 5566 Selected Topics in Race and American History
HIST 5575 Selected Topics in European History
HIST 6555 Selected Topics in United States History
HIST 6556 Selected Topics in European History
HIST 6557 Selected Topics in Latin American History
HIST 6558 Selected Topics in African History
HIST 6559 Selected Topics in World History

Area 3 Program Electives and Thesis Option Required Hours: 12
Any HIST 5000-level or above
Up to two courses 5000-level or above outside of HIST as approved by graduate coordinator and departmental chair.
HIST 6999 Thesis Research and Writing (may be taken twice)

Total hours: 36