The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to
display their competence in the historical/social scientific
subject matter. In addition to evidence of knowledge of the subject
matter, the research essay should manifest skills in teaching and
evaluation. It is expected that students will select topics
enabling them to apply their academic and practical learning to a
specific problem related to their professional work.
Doctoral candidates must defend the research essay in a final oral
examination before a committee of the faculty. It earns 6 credits.