Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
• specialization in speciﬁc areas or objects of study: a full range of historical areas of specialization, cutting-edge research themes and methods; • a research thesis constituting a central element of the training, the topic of which is developed over the course of the ﬁrst year through regular interaction between students and the teaching faculty.
The program is intended for students wishing to pursue careers in teaching and research, as well as in other domains, including the civil service, heritage preservation, libraries and archives, organizations, and the culture, audiovisual, publishing, and media industries. Orientation and speciﬁc features The program provides rigorous training in modern history, in dialogue with the social sciences, with an emphasis on the following skills: documentary research, critical thinking, development of a research project, rigorous presentation of research ﬁndings, bibliographical mastery. A required seminar on historiography, taught by all members of the teaching faculty, is offered in the ﬁrst year. Specialized courses go into further depth on speciﬁc areas and objects of study: historical specializations represented in all their diversity; cutting-edge research approaches; research methods (statistics, visual material, oral history, archives). These courses have a strong practical orientation, through the presentation of ongoing research and even the undertaking of projects. Considerable weight is given to the research thesis. Students develop their research topics over the course of the ﬁrst year of the program through regular interaction with the teaching faculty.