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Except for HA 501/601 and HA 509/609, only a selection of seminars (HA 502-580) will be offered in any particular year. Except for HA 501/601 and HA 509/609, all seminar courses and directed studies may be taken more than once, in different topics.
Master's degrees are normally completed in two years, doctoral degrees within 4-5 years.
The MA in History in Art normally consists of 16.5 units, including a Research Paper (HA 598). In the first eight months (September-April), all students will normally complete 9 units of course work, comprising HA 501: Colloquium in Theories and Practices (3 units); HA 509: Workshop in Art Historical Writing (1.5 units), both compulsory for all students, and at least two additional seminars. All students are required to take 1.5 units in a History in Art course dealing primarily with cultures other than European (-derived) ones, unless they can demonstrate to the department's satisfaction that they have already done so.
Students may take up to 3 units in another department. These courses must be related to the student's art-historical interests. All courses must be at the graduate level.
Before graduation, each student will be required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of a language other than English, appropriate to the area of special interest. This requirement will normally be satisfied by completion of 3 units of 200-level language or literature courses (excluding those taught in English using translations). Also acceptable are PAAS 111, 131, GER 390, 3 units of FRAN 160 and above or ITAL 300. For First Nations' languages, a minimum of 4.5 units within a single language is acceptable. A grade point average of at least 4.0 (B-) is necessary. In special circumstances, students may request permission to take a translation examination administered by the department.
The PhD program normally consists of a minimum of 39 units, with a course work component of 6 units (4 seminars). Those who enter the HA department as PhD students must take HA 601 as part of their required course work, unless they have credit for HA 501. Those who completed HA 501 and 509 as MA students in the department must take HA 609 and 4.5 units (3 seminars). There is a required 3-unit Candidacy Preparation (HA 693, which must be passed within 3 years of registration in the candidacy (HA 693), before registration is permitted in HA 699), and a 30-unit Dissertation (HA 699). The course work taken in addition to HA 501/601 and 609 should be directly related to the student's particular areas of art historical interest, but may be taken outside the department in acknowledgement of the interdisciplinary nature of much art historical research work.
Normally students will complete their course work in the first Winter Session and begin registering for the Candidacy Preparation in their first Summer Session.
PhD candidates will be required to demonstrate a good reading knowledge of at least two languages other than English which are appropriate to their area of study. In addition, they will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of any additional languages which may be deemed by their supervisory committee to be essential for the successful completion of the dissertation. Substantial fieldwork is expected of all PhD candidates.
The oral examination for the dissertation may not take place until all language requirements have been satisfied.
A student normally should expect to spend at least two years of academic work to obtain a master's degree and at least 3 years to obtain a PhD. A minimum of 5 full fee installments is required for a Master's degree and 7 full fee installments are required for a PhD. All requirements for a master's degree must be completed within five years (60 months) of the date of first registration. All requirements for a PhD degree must be completed within seven years (84 months) of the date of first registration.
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