Aug 05, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

History (M.A.)


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Admissions Information  

Master of Arts, History Plan A (thesis): Total 30 credit hours


Major Area Coursework


Master of Arts, History Plan B (non-thesis): Total 33 credit hours


Major Area Coursework


  • 3 cr hrs
  • 3 cr hrs
  • HIST seminar courses (7xx) 21 credit hours
  • Departmental or non-departmental electives 6 credit hours
  • Note: Plan B students must take written and oral examinations. Graduate transfer credits are limited to six hours and must receive approval from the Department.

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will demonstrate that they can formulate a research question or a thesis statement in writing a research paper.  AHATP 18
  2. Students will demonstrate that they can conduct a bibliographic search for their research paper using library resources and on-line databases.  AHATP 11, 14
  3. Students will demonstrate a critical approach to reading, interpreting, and using primary sources in writing research papers. AHATP 17, 18
  4. Students will demonstrate historical objectivity and an awareness of context in writing a research paper.  AHATP 6, 7, 9

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

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