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History Department Graduate-Level Courses for M.A. History Degree

History 501. Historiography:
The development of history as a distinct discipline, and the themes and approaches used by historians.

History 503. Historical Research Methods:
Introduction and practice in the use of primary sources, including review of various historical methodologies and techniques of research design. Students will gain experience in the development of research proposals and in the use and verification of different types of historical evidence.

History 525. Reading Seminar in European History:
Reading in selected topics to be announced each quarter. May be repeated if instructor or subject matter is different.

History 535. Reading Seminar in Asian History:
Reading in selected topics to be announced each quarter. May be repeated if instructor or subject matter is different.

History 554. Reading Seminar in Early American History: Colonial to Reconstruction:
Reading in selected topics to be announced each quarter. May be repeated if instructor or subject matter is different.

History 555. Reading Seminar in American History: Reconstruction to the Present:
Reading in selected topics to be announced each quarter. May be repeated if instructor or subject matter is different.

History 556: Reading Seminar in the American West:
Reading in selected topics to be announced each quarter. May be repeated if instructor or topic is different.

History 565. Reading Seminar in Mexican and Mexican-American History:
Reading in selected topics to be announced each quarter. Special emphasis on materials suitable for prospective teachers. May be repeated if instructor or topic is different.

History 602. Research Seminar in European History:
Research in selected topics to be announced each quarter. May be repeated if instructor or subject matter is different.

History 608. Research Seminar in American History:
Research in selected topics to be announced each quarter. May be repeated if instructor or subject matter is different.

History 697. Master's Thesis (1 to 5 units):
May be repeated to a maximum of 5 quarter units.

History 698. Comprehensive Examination (1 to 5 units):
May be repeated to a maximum of 5 quarter units.

History 699. Individual Study (1 to 5 units):
Admission with consent of department chair.