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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); History

Offered by: History and Classical Studies     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

  • HIST 701 Doctoral Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    History : An advanced introduction to the historical profession and to recent developments in historical scholarship.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Brian D A Lewis (Fall)

    • As one of the requirements of the course, students must submit complete reading lists for the comprehensive exminations in each of their fields.
  • HIST 702 Comprehensive Examination - Major Field

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    History : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • As one of the requirements of the course, students must submit complete reading lists for the comprehensive examinations in each of their fields.
  • HIST 703 Comprehensive Examination - First Minor Field

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    History : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • HIST 704 Comprehensive Examination - Second Minor Field

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    History : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Complementary Courses

A maximum of 9 credits previously completed at the graduate level, whether at McGill or elsewhere. Courses must be at the 500, 600, or 700 level. Up to 6 credits may be taken in another department.

Language Requirement

Ph.D. candidates must offer one foreign language for examination purposes. Candidates may need a reading knowledge of such other languages as are required for research purposes in their major field.The Department expects that candidates will have successfully demonstrated competence in the one required language by the end of their Ph.D. 3 year.

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)