Doctor of Philosophy in History
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A doctoral student's program, which must be approved by the graduate committee of the department, shall include each of the following requirements:
1) two research seminars, one in early American history and one in modern U.S. history; two reading colloquia, one in early American history and one in modern US history;
2) a course in historical methods;
Jennifer Mandel, a Ph.D. student, is researching elite African American neighborhoods on Los Angeles' south side from 1935 to 1975. She is working under the direction of Prof. Harvard Sitkoff.
3) correction of any deficiencies in the student's previous program;
4) one foreign language exam, or the sequence of language courses described in the History Graduate Handbook;
5) preparation through reading and coursework in the entirety of U.S. history, with accent upon either early or modern U.S.;
6) preparation through reading and coursework of two subfields outside of U.S. history, one of which should be an interdisciplinary;
7) qualifying exams;
8) dissertation and successful defense.
For further information consult the Graduate Student handbook or contact the Graduate Director, Prof. Kurk Dorsey.