A Master's Thesis (HST 701)
Some students may choose to emphasize the research element of their programs by writing a master's thesis. The thesis is a 3 credit project for those matriculated before Summer 09, a 6 credit project after that. As a 6 credit project it should be spread out over at least 2 semesters. Students who choose to do a thesis must have a 3.8 GPA or the written permission of both the first and second reader. Students who are approved for a 6 credit thesis can eliminate 1 elective from their course of study. Thesis is graded and a B grade is necessary for fulfilling the requirements of the MA. If the readers cannot come to an agreement about the grade, the Graduate Committee will mediate. Students who earn an A or A- will have their theses bound in the library. Those students must submit three copies of the final revised version in the correct format.
Obviously, a thesis is a major undertaking and will require some advanced planning on your part. It is not a project that can be developed quickly or on the spur of the moment. A master's thesis involves extensive research on a clearly defined and limited topic. It also includes a clear sense of where your original research into primary sources fits into the larger historiography of your topic.
EXPECTATIONS and CONTRACT for History 701 (Thesis)
Student must fulfill the following:
Faculty readers must fulfill the following:
Our sincere congratulations to Matty Lynn Kuhar who won the 2016 School of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Award!
Dr. Alison Parker has been invited to be this year's Harriet Jacobs Lecturer at Purdue University. Her talk is entitled Mary Church Terrell, Black Women, and the Rise of the Democratic Party.
Dr. Nishiyama has been invited to give a talk (title "Kamikaze Technology and Culture for War: Japan and the USA, 1941-2001") at the RIT.
Dr. Alison Parker facilitated significant donation of historical papers to Oberlin College and participates in its celebratory symposium on the life of racial justice advocate Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954).
Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!
History Forum will host Region 11&12 Meeting of the Association of Public Historians of New York State, on 4/30 (Saturday, from 9am to about 4pm) at McCue Auditorium (LAB104).
History Department Graduation Ceremony will be held in New York Room, Cooper Hall, at 10:30 am, May 14 (Saturday).