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UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA'S - DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

Sample Reading Lists for Ph.D. Comprehensive Field Exams

Below are sample reading lists for Ph.D. students to download and use in preparation for comprehensive examinations. Contact Diane Rapp to submit additional lists. Your contributions are appreciated!


NOTE: The content of each reading list is determined by the examining professor and the Ph.D. student at a particular moment in time. The following lists have been voluntarily provided by students to assist future students in shaping their exams. These reading lists should NOT be considered definitive field lists for future exams. Nor should you assume that this list represents all possibilities for formulations of exams. Students are encouraged to consult with their examiners to develop reading lists appropriate to their exams.

Early American History

Fall 2010

Examining Professor: Kyle G. Volk

Modern American History

Spring 2009 (1)

Examining Professor: Jeff Wiltse


Spring 2009 (2)

Examining Professor: Jeff Wiltse


Fall 2010

Examining Professor: Mike Mayer


Winter 2012

Examining Professor: Mike Mayer

Capitalism, Democracy, and the State in U.S. History

Winter 2013

Examining Professor: Kyle G. Volk

American Environmental History

Spring 2009

Examining Professor: Dan Flores

American Western & Environmental History

Spring 2009

Examining Professor: Dan Flores


Fall 2010 (1)

Examining Professor: Dan Flores


Fall 2010 (2)

Examining Professor: Dan Flores


Winter 2012

Examining Professor: Dan Flores


Winter 2013

Examining Professor: Dan Flores

Latin American History

Spring 2008

Examining Professor: Jody Pavilack


Spring 2009 (1)

Examining Professor: Jody Pavilack


Spring 2009 (2)

Examining Professor: Jody Pavilack


Winter 2012

Examining Professor: Jody Pavilack

Early Modern Europe & the Atlantic World

Fall 2010

Examining Professor: John Eglin

Modern European History

Spring 2008

Examining Professor: Linda Frey

Fall 2010

Examining Professor: Richard Drake


Winter 2013

Examining Professor: Robert H. Greene

American Studies*

Spring 2009

Examining Professor: Nancy Cook (English)

Native American Studies*

Winter 2012

Examining Professor: Dave Beck (NAS)


Winter 2013

Examining Professor: Dave Beck (NAS)

*fields outside of the department
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