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The Certificate in Advanced Study in History

The Department of History offers a post-baccalaureate certificate in Advanced Study in History.

Admission:

There are no course prerequisites for admission to this certificate program and the GRE is not required. Applicants for admission must, however, meet all relevant University and departmental standards, policies, and procedures, including:

1. A bachelor's degree in History from an accredited institution or an acceptable bachelor's degree in another discipline with advance approval of the History Department's Graduate Coordinator.

2. An acceptable undergraduate grade point average, as specified in Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Admission Requirements in the University Catalog.

3. An application on file with Graduate Studies.

4. Approval by the History Department Graduate Committee.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 12 units

The certificate requires 12 units of 400/500/600-level course work in the discipline of history as follows:

1. A minimum of 9 units of 600-level courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Intensive readings and methods seminar culminating in a substantial research paper. Topics chosen by instructor. Written and oral presentation of research required. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020860)
Intensive reading in selected periods of ancient history. This seminar exposes graduate students to major historiographical issues and debates in the field 3 hours seminar. (020861)
Intensive reading in selected periods of European history. Written and oral presentations of reading and research required. 3 hours seminar. (004739)
Intensive reading in selected periods of United States history up to 1877. This seminar exposes graduate students to major historiographical issues and debates in the field. 3 hours seminar. (004742)
Intensive reading in selected periods of United States History after 1877. This seminar exposes graduate students to major historiographical issues and debates in the field. 3 hours seminar. (020862)
Intensive reading in selected periods and topics in Middle Eastern history. Written and oral presentations of reading and research required. 3 hours seminar. (004765)
Intensive reading in selected periods and topics in Asian history. Written and oral presentations of reading and research required. 3 hours seminar. (004764)
Intensive reading in selected periods and topics in Latin American history. Written and oral presentations of reading and research required. 3 hours seminar. (004766)
The evolution of historical thought and writing from antiquity to the twentieth century. Reading of selected major historians, writing of critical essays, discussion of basic trends. 3 hours seminar. (004736)
For students preparing to teach history in college. Weekly seminars are supplemented with laboratory hours in which students are assigned by the course instructor to work as an intern for an undergraduate course taught by a History Department faculty member. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours laboratory. (004767)

2. No more than 3 units of 400 or 500-level courses; these units must include additional student work, as determined by the course instructor, to qualify as graduate-level work.

3. No more than 3 semester units of transfer and/or extension credit.

4. A grade-point average of 3.0 is required for the entire program, with at least a B- earned in each course.

5. Up to 12 units earned as part of the Certificate may be transferred into the History Department's Master Degree program

Catalog Cycle:15