The senior examinations for the history department include:

  • A written field exam
  • A comparative oral examination

Please consult the following pages for more information:

Whitman College History Senior Assessment 
SAM FormatRequiredDetails
Honors, if eligible Yes Honors candidates write a thesis.
Senior Seminar Yes Comparative history seminar that helps prepare them for oral exams.
Thesis Required No  
Oral Thesis Defense No  
Oral Exam Yes One hour exam with two faculty. Includes presentation of comparative history topic by student followed by questions.
Written Exam(s) Yes Field exam.
Pre-Thesis Oral No