The boxes below detail each field’s course, foreign language, and comprehensive exam requirements:

Required courses: None

Additional language requirements: None

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Three exams: (1) modern African History, (2) pre-modern African history, (3) thematic or geographic field determined by the student
  • 24 hour period per exam with 8 hours of writing time
  • Page Limit: 10 double-spaced pages
  • Two-week examination period
  • Student should secure approval of an individual exam schedule with the participating faculty
  • May use books, notes, and aids
  • Sign an honor pledge

Required courses: None

Additional language requirements: None

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Two exams: (1) Greek history, (2) Roman history
  • 5 hours per exam
  • Page Limit: 10-15 double-spaced pages
  • Must be done in a single semester, scheduled with adviser & field convenor within first 2 weeks of semester
  • Exams should be taken on different days, with at least one day in between
  • No use of books or other notes

Required courses: None

Additional language requirements: None

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Four exams: (1) primary field in recognized field of Asian history, (2) additional teaching area decided with adviser, (3) thematic field, (4) “outside” field (either outside of Asia or inanother discipline)
  • 8 hours per exam
  • Page Limit: 10-15 double-spaced pages
  • May take all four exams in one semester or over two consecutivesemesters
  • Student should secure adviser approval of entire examination schedule at the beginning of the semester; student should secure approval of an individual exam schedule with the participating faculty

Required courses: None

Additional language requirements: Advanced Proficiency in 2

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Three exams: (1) geographical, (2) methodological, (3) chronological
  • 8 hours per exam
  • All three exams should be taken in a single semester in a one-week period on three separate days
  • Sign an honor pledge

Required courses: 722

Additional language requirements: Advanced Proficiency in 2

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Four exams (Primary area, plus three additional geographical or chronological areas)
  • 8 hours per exam
  • Limit of 10-15 double-spaced typed pages
  • May take all four exams in one semester or over two consecutive semesters
  • Student should secure adviser approval of entire examination schedule at the beginning of the semester; student should secure approval of an individual exam schedule with the participating faculty

Required courses: None

Additional language requirements: None

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Three exams: (1) colonial, (2) national, (3) thematic
  • Each exam will have 2 questions. Student must answer both.
  • Three separate days
  • Student should secure field convenor and DGS approval of entire examination schedule; student should secure approval of an individual exam schedule with the participating faculty
  • May use books, notes, and aids

Required courses: 717, 951

Additional language requirements: None

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Students normally take examinations in their geographic, temporal, or topical major field and then take topical exam for military history
  • Follow examination rules of other field
  • 8 hours per exam
  • 10-15 double-spaced pages
  • May use a single-sides page of notes
  • Student should secure adviser approval of entire examination schedule at the beginning of the semester; student should secure approval of an individual exam schedule with the participating faculty.

Required courses: None

Additional language requirements: None

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Four exams: one must be in the chronological period of the student’s dissertation topic
  • Students will take two exams per week over a two week period
  • 24 hour period per exam, with 8 hours of writing time
  • Limited to 10 double-spaced pages
  • May use books, notes, and aids
  • Sign an honor pledge

Required courses: 726, 727, 728

Additional language requirements: None

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Four exams: (1-3) Three chronological areas; (4) thematic specialty
  • 8 hours per exam
  • Reading list is 20-25 books, or their equivalent in articles, for each exam
  • Length should be 10-15 double-spaced pages
  • Student may consult a single-sided page of notes during the exam
  • Student may take all four examinations in one semester or over two consecutive semesters
  • Student should secure adviser approval of entire examination schedule at the beginning of the semester; student should secure approval of an individual exam schedule with the participating faculty

Required courses: 725, 975

Additional language requirements: None

Comprehensive Exams:

  • Three exams: (1) geographical, (2) comparative/global, (3) specialization
  • 8 hours per exam
  • May use books, notes, aids
  • 2,500 word limit
  • Sign an honor pledge
  • Complete all three examinations within one semester
  • Student should secure adviser approval of entire examination schedule in the first two weeks of the semester; student should secure approval of an individual exam schedule with the participating faculty