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History

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The Department

Chair of the Department, E.P. Fitzgerald

Departmental Supervisor of Graduate Studies, Bruce S. Elliott

The Department of History offers a 5.0 credit M.A. in History with the possibility of supervision in the following areas: Canadian, Continental European and British history, the history of Women, Gender, and Family, American, Modern Russian, International, and Medieval history; and a 6.0-credit M.A. concentration in Public History. We also offer a program of study and research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a concentration in Canadian history or history of Women, Gender, and Family. We strongly recommend that students consult the departmental Web site for further information about courses.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission to the master's program is an Honours bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) with at least high honours standing.

The Department offers no qualifying-year program; applicants with a general (3-year) degree may be considered for admission into the fourth year of Carleton's B.A.(Honours) program.

Program Requirements

Candidates may follow either a regular or Public History M.A. program, as follows:

Regular stream

  • HIST 5807, HIST 5808, or HIST 5809: a seminar or tutorial in the historiography of the appropriate country or area (1.0 credit);
  • HIST 5000: a study in the practical areas of history (0.5 credit);
  • A graduate history seminar in the student's major field of concentration (1.0 credit);
  • One additional seminar (1.0 credit), which may be chosen from those offered at the graduate or 4000-level by the Department of History, by another unit at Carleton University, or by the Department of History at the University of Ottawa;
  • HIST 5909: thesis (1.5 credits).

Public History stream

  • HIST 5807, HIST 5808, or HIST 5809: a seminar or tutorial in the historiography of the appropriate country or area (1.0 credit);
  • HIST 5000: a study in the practical areas of history (0.5 credit);
  • Introduction to Public History HIST 5700 (0.5 credit);
  • Three other Public History courses, designated under the numbers HIST 5701 and HIST 5702 (1.5 credits);
  • HIST 5703: Internship in Public History (0.5 credit);
  • A graduate history seminar (1.0 credit);
  • HIST 5908: research essay (1.0 credit).

M.A. students are required to submit thesis or research essay proposals to the graduate supervisor early in their second term of full-time enrolment.

Guidelines for Completion of Master's Degree

Full-time students in the regular stream are expected to finish all requirements for the degree except HIST 5909 during their first two terms of study; part-time students should do so during their first twelve terms of study. The thesis requirement is designed to take an additional two or three terms. Full-time students in the Public History stream are expected to complete HIST 5000, HIST 5807/8/9, Introduction to Public History and two other Public History half courses during Terms 1 and 2, their Internship during Term 3, and a seminar and additional Public History half credit during Term 1 of their second year; the research essay HIST 5908 is designed to take an additional one or two terms. Part-time students in Public History should complete all degree requirements within twelve terms of study.

Language Requirements

All candidates are required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of a language other than English, the choice to depend upon the field of the candidate's thesis or research. For seminars dealing with sources not in English, a reading knowledge of the appropriate language will be required before acceptance into the program. Details may be obtained from the supervisor of graduate studies.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Applicants with an M.A. degree will be expected to have at least high honours standing. Applicants for the history of Women, Gender and Family program will be expected to have at least one of their earlier degrees in history.

An applicant with an Honours bachelor's degree who has achieved an outstanding academic record and, in addition, exhibits very strong motivation and high promise for advanced research, may be admitted to the Canadian Ph.D. program directly. Such candidates will be required to complete at least 15.0 credits.

Residence Requirement

The normal residence requirement for the Ph.D. degree is a minimum of three years of full-time study after the B.A. (Honours) degree, or two years after the M.A. degree.

Program Requirements

Candidates will be responsible for three fields: a major field (Canadian history or history of Women, Gender and Family) and two minor fields. In the case of Canadian history majors, at least one of the minor fields must concern American, British, French, Russian, or international history. In the case of History of Women, Gender and Family majors, at least one of the minor fields must concern American, British, Canadian, French, Russian, or international history. History of Women, Gender and Family majors must declare their area of concentration from among these fields. The second minor field for both majors may be a transnational topic or in a related discipline. In each instance, the minor field should cover approximately one century. Written examinations will be taken in the two minor fields before the end of the student's second term of study; an oral examination in the major field will be arranged during the student's fourth term. Ph.D. candidates are required to submit a thesis proposal to the graduate supervisor within three months of completing their oral examination.

A reading knowledge of French will be required. The language examination will be written early in the first post-M.A. year, and before the candidate is permitted to take the doctoral field examinations. Proven competence in an additional language may be required if it is pertinent to the candidate's program.

Students entering the 15-credit Canadian history program with a B.A.(Honours) will normally complete in their first year:

  • HIST 5808
  • HIST 5901
  • HIST 5902
  • Two other graduate seminars

They will then join students entering the Canadian history program with a completed M.A. degree, who will normally be required to follow:

  • HIST 6808
  • HIST 6900 Ph.D. oral comprehensive examination in Canadian history; in conjunction with
  • HIST 6904 Ph.D. Tutorials
  • Two of: HIST 6100; HIST 6400; HIST 6500; HIST 6600; HIST 6903; an approved course of studies in a related discipline. At least one of these must be a national history other than Canadian (i.e. HIST 6100, HIST 6400, or HIST 6500).

Students declaring a major field in History of Women, Gender and Family will normally be required to follow:

  • HIST 6808
  • HIST 6902 Ph.D. oral comprehensive examination in History of Women, Gender and Family; in conjunction with
  • HIST 6905 Ph.D. Tutorials
  • Two of: HIST 6100; HIST 6400; HIST 6500; HIST 6600; HIST 6901: an approved course of studies in a related discipline. At least one of these must be a national history (i.e., HIST 6100, HIST 6400, HIST 6500, or HIST 6901).

With other requirements completed, doctoral students will be required to write a thesis on a topic related to Canadian history or History of Women, Gender and Family history (5.0 credits).

Guidelines for Completion of Doctoral Degree

It is expected that full-time students will complete the thesis requirement within two years, and part-time students within four years.

University of Ottawa

A Carleton University student may take one seminar in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa, with permission of the two departments.

Graduate Courses

Not all of the following courses are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for 2003-2004 and to determine the term of offering, consult the Registration Instructions and Class Schedule booklet, published in the summer and also available online at www.carleton.ca/cu/programs/sched_dates/ For further details concerning courses, see the departmental Web site at www.carleton.ca/history.

Course Designation System

Carleton's course designation system has been restructured. The first entry of each course description below is the new alphanumeric Carleton course code, followed by its credit value in brackets. The old Carleton course number (in parentheses) is included for reference, where applicable.

Admission to graduate seminars in the Department of History is normally restricted to graduate students in the Department and to others who have successfully completed two full upper-level undergraduate History courses, or the equivalent, in the general area of the seminar, or who have received permission of the Department.

HIST 5000 [0.5 credit] (formerly 24.500)
Historical Practice
Study in the practical uses of history in such fields as teaching and methodology, research design, effective library, archival use.
Seminar three hours every second week, fall and winter.
HIST 5006 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.506)
Seminar in Medieval History
Selected problems relating to medieval history. The particular themes and historical period will be specified each year.
HIST 5310 [1.0 credit]
Canada: Culture and Ideas
A seminar in the history of Canadian culture and ideas. The particular themes and historical period will be specified each year.
HIST 5311 [1.0 credit]
Canada: Politics and Diplomacy
A seminar in the history of Canadian politics and diplomacy. The particular themes and historical period will be specified each year.
HIST 5312 [1.0 credit]
Canadian Social History
A seminar in Canadian social history. The particular themes and historical period will be specified each year.
HIST 5313 [1.0 credit]
Canadian Regional History
A seminar in Canadian regional history. The particular themes and historical period will be specified each year.
HIST 5400 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.540)
Seminar in American History
Research seminar in American history. The particular themes and historical period will be specified each year.
HIST 5506 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.556)
Perspectives on Power
An inquiry into historical analyses of politics in light of the current social philosophical conceptions of power and consciousness, with reference to early modern England, and/or Canada in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and/or Latin America in the late colonial period, with particular emphasis on Mexico, depending on the instructor(s).
HIST 5508 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.558)
Seminar in British History
Selected problems relating to the history of Britain in the eary modern or modern period. The particular themes and historical period will be specified each year.
HIST 5509 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.559)
Seminar on Women and Gender
Selected problems relating to the history of women and gender. The particular themes and historical period will be specified each year.
HIST 5600 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.560)
Seminar in Russian History
An examination of primary sources available for research on revolutionary Russia, 1898-1921. A sound reading knowledge of Russian is required for admission.
HIST 5700 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Public History
Introduces students to critical thinking about history's place in the public sphere, including history and popular culture, exhibiting history, the politics of the past, historical presentation and impact of digitization and other new information technologies, through lectures, readings, and field trips.
HIST 5701 [0.5 credit]
Archival Theory and Practice
Theories, methodologies and problems relating to archives and records management such as archival responses to the challenges of managing and preserving electronic records. Principles and concepts guiding the work of archivists will be addressed as well as records appraisal, collection, arrangement, description, etc.
HIST 5702 [0.5 credit]
Public History Special Topics
Theoretical and practical instruction in topical areas such as "history and new media," "oral history," "museums and national memory," "community history," "visual media," "material history," etc.
HIST 5703 [0.5 credit]
Internship in Public History
Placement for a term, normally over the summer following the first year of study, to put into practice the precepts learned in course work. Students will be jointly supervised by their employers and a faculty member and evaluated on a written report on work and on assessment by the employer.
HIST 5800 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.580)
International History
HIST 5807 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.587)
Women, Gender and Family
Intensive study of selected problems in the historiography of women, gender and family.
HIST 5808 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.588)
Historiography of Canada
A seminar, primarily for graduate students in Canadian history, which examines the trends and methods of Canadian historical writing and the influences upon it.
HIST 5809 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.589)
Historiography: Directed Studies
Directed studies, leading to an oral comprehensive examination, in one of the following areas: French, British, Modern Russian, American, International, Medieval, or European Intellectual and Social History.
HIST 5901 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.591)
Directed Studies - Canadian
A program of supervised reading and preparation of written work in an area not covered by an existing graduate seminar.
HIST 5902 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.592)
Directed Studies - Non-Canadian
A program of supervised reading and preparation of written work in an area not covered by an existing graduate seminar.
HIST 5903 [0.5 credit] (formerly 24.593)
Directed Studies - Canadian
A program of supervised reading and preparation of written work in an area not covered by an existing graduate seminar.
HIST 5904 [0.5 credit] (formerly 24.594)
Directed Studies - Non-Canadian
A program of supervised reading and preparation of written work in an area not covered by an existing graduate seminar.
HIST 5905 [0.5 credit] (formerly 24.595)
Selected Topics - Canadian Field
A seminar in an area not covered by an existing graduate course.
HIST 5906 [0.5 credit] (formerly 24.596)
Selected Topics - Non-Canadian Field
A seminar in an area not covered by an existing graduate course.
HIST 5908 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.598)
M.A. Research Essay
An examination of an approved topic in an area of departmental specialization or in an appropriate area of Public History. Available only to students in the Public History stream.
HIST 5909 [1.5 credits] (formerly 24.599)
M.A. Thesis
A substantial historical investigation. The subject will be determined in consultation with the Department, and a supervisor will be assigned. The candidate will be examined orally after presenting his/her thesis.
HIST 6100 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.610)
Directed Studies - European
Preparation for a minor field examination in one of the following areas of modern European history: France, Russia, and international history.
HIST 6400 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.640)
Directed Studies - United States
HIST 6500 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.650)
Directed Studies - British
HIST 6600 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.660)
Directed Studies - Transnational
Preparation for a minor field examination in an area not covered in another doctoral course.
HIST 6808 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.688)
Historical Theory and Method
A course primarily for doctoral candidates in history, offered in alternate years, in which current trends in historical theory and methodology will be examined.
HIST 6900 [0.5 credit] (formerly 24.690)
Ph.D. Comprehensive: Canadian
Ph.D. oral comprehensive examination in Canadian history. The exam is undertaken in the student's fourth term.
HIST 6901 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.691)
Canadian History Minor
A program of supervised reading in Canadian history leading to a written comprehensive examination for doctoral students whose major field is History of Women, Gender and Family. Students will attend HIST 6904 in the fall and winter terms.
HIST 6902 [0.5 credit] (formerly 24.692)
Ph.D. Comprehensive: Women, Gender, Family
Ph.D. oral comprehensive examination in History of Women, Gender and Family. The exam is undertaken in the student's fourth term.
HIST 6903 [1.0 credit] (formerly 24.693)
Women, Gender, Family Minor
A program of supervised reading in History of Women, Gender and Family leading to a written comprehensive examination for doctoral students whose major field is Canadian history. Students will attend HIST 6905 in the fall and winter terms.
HIST 6904 [0.5 credit] (formerly 24.694)
Ph.D. Tutorials
A program of supervised reading with several instructors in preparation for the Ph.D. oral examination in Canadian history. Students must complete three terms (F, W & S) of this course before sitting the oral comprehensive examination.
HIST 6905 [0.5 credit] (formerly 24.695)
Ph.D. Tutorials
A program of supervised reading with several instructors in preparation for the Ph.D. oral examination in History of Women, Gender and Family. Students must complete three terms (F, W & S) of this course before sitting the oral comprehensive examination.
HIST 6909 [5.0 credits] (formerly 24.699)
Ph.D. Thesis
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