There are three tracks within the Programs for Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in History: Ottoman History, European History and American History.

FACULTY OF ECONOMICS, ADMINISTRATIVE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
PROGRAM FOR PREPARATORY YEAR FOR MASTER OF ARTS AND FOR DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMS 1

 

Number of courses

Total Credits

Compulsory field-related courses

1

0

Electives

6

18

Total

7

18

Compulsory Courses:

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

HIST 490

Field-Related Seminar 2

0

Total

0

 

Restricted Elective Courses: (Six of the following)

All HIST 4XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits.

 

1. There are three tracks within the Programs for Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in History: Ottoman History, European History and American History.

2. To satisfy the requirements of the Field-Related Seminar, additional field-related courses, including language courses, may be specified by the student’s Academic Advisor and the Department.

 

 

What does this mean in practice?

HIST 490 Field-Related Seminar is a non-credit course, directed by the student’s academic advisor, which runs in each of the semesters of the Preparatory Year, designed to ensure that the student is doing, or has done, the necessary relevant courses for his or her field, both within the credits specified above, and sometimes in addition to them, and that the student is otherwise prepared for his or her Master of Arts Program or Doctor of Philosophy Program.

In the case of each track in both the Preparatory Year for the Master of Arts Program and the Preparatory Year for Doctor of Philosophy (where applicable) there are courses that are normally required. If a student is exempted from a course normally required, it should be replaced by another course as agreed with the student’s academic adviser. There may be exceptions made to the requirements set out below, but all exceptions need to be approved by both the student’s academic advisor and the department.

For all MA Preparatory Year Students

Students should be aware that the department requires all MA students to demonstrate some proficiency in a Modern Foreign Languages other than English or Turkish by the time of graduation from the MA Program and may wish to take courses to satisfy this requirement during the Preparatory Year or in the following Summer School. Existing proficiency in such Modern Foreign Languages may make this unnecessary, but this should be checked with the student’s academic advisor and the department.

In addition to the courses specified in the appropriate section below, students, with the approval of their academic adviser, may take one extra course, HIST 4xx or higher, per semester, provided that the total semester course-load does not exceed five courses. If one or both of these extra courses is HIST 5xx or higher, they may be transferred to the MA Program proper.

For all PhD Preparatory Year Students

Students should be aware that the department requires all PhD students to demonstrate some proficiency in two Modern Foreign Languages other than English or Turkish by the time of graduation from the Doctoral Program and may wish to take courses to satisfy this requirement during the Preparatory Year or in the following Summer School. Existing proficiency in such Modern Foreign Languages may make this unnecessary, but this should be checked with the student’s academic advisor and the department.

In addition to the courses specified in the appropriate section below, students, with the approval of their academic advisor, may take one extra course, HIST 4xx or higher, per semester, provided that the total semester course-load does not exceed five courses. If one or both of these extra courses is HIST 5xx or higher, they may be transferred to the PhD Program proper.

Below the following abbreviations will be used:
(C)       Compulsory Course
(RE)    Restricted Elective Course
(A)       Additional Course

 

 

 

Preparatory Year for MA (American History track) — Courses Normally Required

Fall Semester
Students should complete i, ii and iii.

i)
HIST 431      History of the United States until the Reconstruction (RE)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following:
HIST 411      Ottoman History: 1300-1600 (RE)
HIST 413      Byzantine History I: 324-1025 (RE)
HIST 417      Medieval Europe (500-1500) (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

 

Sprıng Semester
Students should complete i, ii and iii

i)
HIST 432      History of the United States from the Reconstruction (RE)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following:
HIST 412      Ottoman History: 1600-1914 (RE)
HIST 414      Byzantine History II: 1025-1453 (RE)
HIST 418      Modern Europe (1453-1914) (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

 

 

Preparatory Year for MA (European History track) — Courses Normally Required

Fall Semester
Students should complete i, ii and iii

i)
HIST 417      Medieval Europe (500-1500) (RE)
HIST 416      Medieval British History (if and when offered) (A)
HIST 481      Latin for Medieval and Early Modern History I (if and when offered) (A)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following
HIST 411      Ottoman History: 1300-1600 (RE)
HIST 413      Byzantine History I: 324-1025 (RE)
HIST 431      History of the United States until the Reconstruction (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

 

Sprıng Semester
Students should complete i, ii and iii

i)
HIST 418      Modern Europe (1453-1914) (RE)
HIST 482      Latin for Medieval and Early Modern History II (if and when offered) (A)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following:
HIST 412      Ottoman History: 1600-1914 (RE)
HIST 414      Byzantine History II: 1025-1453 (RE)
HIST 432      History of the United States from the Reconstruction (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

 

 

Preparatory Year for MA (Ottoman History track) — Courses Normally Required

Fall Semester
Students should complete i, ii and iii

i)
HIST 411      Ottoman History: 1300-1600 (RE)
HIST 401      Ottoman Turkish and Paleography I (unless exempted, or unless postponed until the first year of the MA Program proper because of inadequate knowledge of Modern Turkish) (A)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following
HIST 413      Byzantine History I: 324-1025 (RE)
HIST 417      Medieval Europe (500-1500) (RE)
HIST 431      History of the United States until the Reconstruction (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

 

Spring Semester
Students should complete i, ii and iii

i)
HIST 412      Ottoman History: 1600-1914 (RE)
HIST 402      Ottoman Turkish and Paleography II (unless exempted, or unless postponed until the first year of the MA Program proper because of inadequate knowledge of Modern Turkish) (A)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following:
HIST 414      Byzantine History II: 1025-1453 (RE)
HIST 418      Modern Europe (1453-1914) (RE)
HIST 432      History of the United States from the Reconstruction (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

Preparatory Year for PhD (American History track) — Courses Normally Required

Fall Semester
Students should complete i, ii, iii and iv

i)
HIST 431      History of the United States until the Reconstruction (RE)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following:
HIST 411      Ottoman History: 1300-1600 (RE)
HIST 413      Byzantine History I: 324-1025 (RE)
HIST 417      Medieval Europe (500-1500) (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

iv)
HIST 507        Methodology in History I (A)
(If, for scheduling reasons, this is not possible, this should be taken during the PhD Program proper, additional to the normal requirements of that program.)

Sprıng Semester
Students should complete i, ii, iii and iv

i)
HIST 432      History of the United States from the Reconstruction (RE)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following:
HIST 412      Ottoman History: 1600-1914 (RE)
HIST 414      Byzantine History II: 1025-1453 (RE)
HIST 418      Modern Europe (1453-1914) (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

iv)
HIST 508        Methodology in History II (A)
(If, for scheduling reasons, this is not possible, this should be taken during the PhD Program proper, additional to the normal requirements of that program.)

 

Preparatory Year for PhD (European History track) — Courses Normally Required

Fall Semester
Students should complete i, ii, iii and iv

i)
HIST 417      Medieval Europe (500-1500) (RE)
HIST 416      Medieval British History (if and when offered) (A)
HIST 481      Latin for Medieval and Early Modern History I (if and when offered) (A)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following
HIST 411      Ottoman History: 1300-1600 (RE)
HIST 413      Byzantine History I: 324-1025 (RE)
HIST 431      History of the United States until the Reconstruction (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

iv)
HIST 507        Methodology in History I (A)
(If, for scheduling reasons, this is not possible, this should be taken during the PhD Program proper, additional to the normal requirements of that program.)

Sprıng Semester
Students should complete i, ii, iii and iv

i)
HIST 418      Modern Europe (1453-1914) (RE)
HIST 482      Latin for Medieval and Early Modern History II (if and when offered) (A)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following:
HIST 412      Ottoman History: 1600-1914 (RE)
HIST 414      Byzantine History II: 1025-1453 (RE)
HIST 432      History of the United States from the Reconstruction (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

iv)
HIST 508        Methodology in History II (A)
(If, for scheduling reasons, this is not possible, this should be taken during the PhD Program proper, additional to the normal requirements of that program.)
Preparatory Year for PhD (Ottoman History track) — Courses Normally Required

Fall Semester
Students should complete i, ii, iii and iv

i)
HIST 411      Ottoman History: 1300-1600 (RE)
HIST 401      Ottoman Turkish and Paleography I (unless exempted, or unless postponed until the first year of the MA Program proper because of inadequate knowledge of Modern Turkish) (A)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following
HIST 413      Byzantine History I: 324-1025 (RE)
HIST 417      Medieval Europe (500-1500) (RE)
HIST 431      History of the United States until the Reconstruction (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

iv)
HIST 507        Methodology in History I (A)
(If, for scheduling reasons, this is not possible, this should be taken during the PhD Program proper, additional to the normal requirements of that program.)

Spring Semester
Students should complete i, ii, iii and iv

i)
HIST 412      Ottoman History: 1600-1914 (RE)
HIST 402      Ottoman Turkish and Paleography II (unless exempted, or unless postponed until the first year of the MA Program proper because of inadequate knowledge of Modern Turkish) (A)
HIST 490      Fıeld-related Seminar (C)

ii)
One of the following:
HIST 414      Byzantine History II: 1025-1453 (RE)
HIST 418      Modern Europe (1453-1914) (RE)
HIST 432      History of the United States from the Reconstruction (RE)

iii)
One HIST 5xx or higher course agreed with the student’s academic adviser (RE)
(This course is counted as part of the Preparatory Year program and cannot be transferred to the MA Program proper)

 

iv)
HIST 508        Methodology in History II (A)
(If, for scheduling reasons, this is not possible, this should be taken during the PhD Program proper, additional to the normal requirements of that program.)