History

Introduction

In History, the graduate studies are in regular, extension, and summer programs. The objective, courses, and graduation requirements are more or les the same. There are slight differences in the admission requirement and course breaks downs.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the graduate programme are required to have B.A / B. Ed degree in

  • History,
  • Geography and Environmental Studies (Minor History), and
  • Political Science and International Relation

 

Objective

The general objective of the graduate training programme is to produce qualified professionals specializing in the modern history of the Nile Valley and the Horn of Africa. In addition, the programme has the following specific objectives:

  • To equip trainees with the required skills in historical research;
  • To enable postgraduate students to identify research problems, and conduct historical investigation;
  • To encourage research on such strategic areas like the Nile Basin; and
  • To produce capable M.A graduates who can make their own contribution to the development of the country.

Course Breakdown

Year

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Cr Hr

Course Category Name

1

1

Hist 511

Peoples and cultures in the Abay Basins and the western

Borderlands

3

Major Compulsory Course

Hist 521

Historiography and Advanced Historical Methodology

3

Major Compulsory Course

Hist 531

Relations Between the Nile Basin Countries since the 19th

Century

3

Major Compulsory Course

Enla 541

English for Research Purposes

3

Supporting Compulsory Course

2

Hist 512

Environmental History of the Horn and the Nile Basin

3

Major Compulsory Course

Hist 522

Theories and Methods of Historical Research

3

Major Compulsory Course

Hist 532

The Dynamics of Conflict and Intervention in Northeast

Africa

3

Major Compulsory Course

Hist 542

Hydro politics of the Nile

3

Major Compulsory Course

2

1

Hist 612

M.A Thesis

6

Major Compulsory Course

 

Graduation Requirement

 

Graduate students are expected to complete their studies by the end of their second year. However, under special circumstances, students may be allowed to extend their study to a third year. In each semester, students are supposed to take a maximum of three courses or 12 credit hours. The final year will be devoted to a great extent to the preparation and production of the M.A thesis

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