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HIST691 - Writing a Thesis Proposal


Preparation for the Master of Arts in History Capstone (Thesis) seminar begins on day one of a student's graduate program of study. The theories, research methods and analytical skills, and substantive knowledge obtained through their master's curriculum provide the basis for the thesis project. Students are required to develop primary and secondary source materials on their research topic and address the writing requirements as described in the syllabus and classroom assignments. The thesis proposal must provide a clear description of a question or problem and a proposed method of answering the question or solving the problem. Guidance on the format of the research proposal and a sample proposal are contained in the APUS Thesis Manual. This course should be the LAST course in your program prior to HIST699 and should not be taken earlier in your program.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: How to Write a Master's Thesis, Second Edition
ISBN: 9781452203515
Publication Info: Sage
Author: Yvonne N. Bui
Unit Cost: $48.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th Ed
ISBN: 9780226816388
Publication Info: University of Chicago Press
Author: Kate L. Turabian
Unit Cost: $19.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A