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Proposed graduate curricular changes in College of Arts and Sciences

Following are proposed graduate curricular changes in the College of Arts and Sciences. If you have questions or concerns, contact Dr. Margaret L. Cassidy at or 715-836-3152 within 30 days of this notice, posted Jan. 26, 2015.

The Department of History has proposed the following addition to its Master of Arts program (see page 69 of the 2013-15 Graduate Catalog): 

MA — History: Public History

To complete the program students fulfill the requirements for the MA-History as well as the Public History Program requirements. For the Public History Program, students must earn a minimum of 30 credits including one of three options a.) Hist 799 Thesis for 6 credits, b.) Hist 799 Thesis for 3 credits and Hist 796 Thesis Practicum for 3 credits. The practicum requires students to share their thesis research with a public audience in cooperation with a community partner, or c.) Hist 795 Research Paper for 3 credits. Alternatively, students can complete the program by earning 33 graduate credits of coursework, with no research paper or thesis required. Up to nine credits may be from disciplines outside of History with the approval of the adviser. All students must attain a GPA of 3.00 or higher and complete Hist 793. Students are required to complete Hist 719 preliminary to writing the thesis or research paper. At least 18 credits must be taken in courses open only to graduate students. Six of these credits must be taken in Hist 701, Hist 703 or Hist 711. Students pursuing the Public History emphasis must also complete the public history sequence Hist 586: Introduction to Public History; Hist 686: Seminar in Public History and Hist 790: Internship in Public History for 3 credits and complete an additional field in Public History on their written comprehensive exams.