Students registered in the master's program in history are required to take a minimum of 21 graduate credit hours, to pass a comprehensive exam and to present a thesis based on independent research.
Graduate Curriculum in History
The history graduate curriculum is subject to periodic departmental review. Overall, it is a flexible and individually-driven program, designed to build up a critical mass of knowledge based on the historical literature relating to the area of specialization. The curriculum adopts a problem-solving approach to historical research and writing, enabling graduates to think critically, work independently and take conscious ownership of their learning activity and align it with their own educational, academic and career aspirations.
Sample Course Selection
For a complete list of course descriptions please refer to the latest edition of the AUB Catalogue.
HIST 303/304 Graduate Seminar in Arab and Middle Eastern History
HIST 305/306 Graduate Seminar in European History.
HIST 321/322 The Arab Historians, I and II
HIST 323/324 Advanced Documentation and Research, I and II
HIST 325/326 Social and Intellectual History of the Arabs, I and II
HIST 327/328 Social and Economic History of the Modern Middle East, I and II
HIST 330 Advanced Historical Interpretation
HIST 331 Tutorial Topics in Arab and Middle Eastern History
HIST 332 Special Topics in History
HIST 395A/B Comprehensive Exam
HIST 399 MA Thesis