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Tracks

Two tracks are offered:

Research Track 1: requires submitting a written thesis.

Theoretical Track 2: requires studying graduate courses and seminars research.

There is also a special theoretical program for teachers (without research / thesis).

 

Courses of study

  1. The  classical Periods (some of the courses will be taken in the Department of Classical Studies).
  2. The Middle Ages.
  3. The Modern Era:
    1. Specializing in European history.
    2. Specializing in American Studies.
    3. Specializing in Russian Studies.

 

Preliminary requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree in History with a minimum average grade of  76%.
  2. Students that have not studied General History as their major  or have had a degree in another subject might be accepted, but will be required to take some complementary studies on an individual basis.
  3. A teaching certificate is required to be accepted to the program for teachers.

 

Track 1

Hours and seminars quota

12 annual hours, as detailed below:

Specialization in European history / American Studies:

1 seminar in History and Historiography, students are required

to submit a written short paper (based on their oral presentation)               2 annual hours

1 seminar, students are required to submit a paper -                                     2 annual hours

2 courses, students are required to read a paper -                                         4 annual hours

1 course, active participation -                                                                              2 annual hours

1 course in the department or in other departments

based on the decision of the head of the department or a counselor -       2 annual hours

 

Specialization in Russian Studies:

1 seminar –students are required to submit a paper -                                     2 annual hours

2 courses –students are required to read a paper -                                          4 annual hours

1 course in Western European Studies  -                                                            2 annual hours

1 course in the Jewish History Department – on Russian or

Eastern European Jewry -                                                                                        2 annual hours

1 seminar – History and Historiography – students are required

to submit a written short paper (based on their oral presentation)-                 2 annual hours

Departmental seminar – obligatory participation in each year of study

 

language qualifications

  1. English for Master's degree
  1. An additional foreign language, as recommended by the supervisor and head of department.

 

Final exam

The exam will be conduced orally and will be based on the thesis and on the bibliography that served as basis for research.

 

Jewish studies

Based on the general requirements of the Master's Degree Committee

 

The research proposal must be submitted

by the end of the first year of study,

and no later than the end of the first semester of the second year.

 

 

Track 2

Hours and seminars quota

18 annual hours, as detailed below:

1 seminar in History and Historiography, students are required

to submit a written short paper (based on their oral presentation)-                 2 annual hours

2 seminars, students are required to submit a paper in each -                        4 annual hours

4 graduate courses, students are required to submit a paper in each -         8 annual hours

1 course, students are required to read a paper or to take an exam -             2 annual hours

1 course in the department, students must take an exam -                               2 annual hours

 

Special Track for Teachers

Hours and seminars quota

18 annual hours, as detailed below:

1 seminar in History and Historiography, students are required

to submit a written short paper (based on their oral presentation)--                  2 annual hours

2 seminars, students are required to submit a paper in each -                          4 annual hours

2 seminars, active participation -                                                                               4 annual hours

3 special courses for Master's degree, students are required to

submit a paper or submit 5 lesson plans in each course -                                   6 annual hours

1 course in the department, students must take an exam -                                   2 annual hours

History courses taken for the teaching certificate (up to 6 annual hours) may be considered  as part of the complementary requirements. .

Departmental colloquium – obligatory participation in each of the years of study

 

 

Final exam

The exam will be based on  a bibliography in accordance with the students' areas of specialization in their graduate studies.

 

language qualification

English for Master's degree.

Graduates of universities and colleges that are recognized by the Council for Higher Education that studied English and were exempt within the framework of their Bachelor's degree studies will be exempt from this requirement for Master's degree based on proven data in the studies report.

 

Jewish studies

Based on the general requirements of the Master's Degree Committee

 

 

 For additional details contact the Department:

Tel. 03-5318390

E-mail: general-history.dept@mail.biu.ac.il

http://History.biu.ac.il