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Hi everybody! This is my first time posting to this forum so I hope I'm doing this correctly. I am about to begin studying for my PhD Qualifying Exams in Art History, and I am trying to get a sense of the average number of books Art History students read for exams in other graduate programs. The professors in my department have ZERO consistency amongst each other when assigning book lists. Lists range anywhere from 50 to 300 books, with 4 month reading period. When the graduate students tried to address this discrepancy in a meeting with our Director of Graduate Studies, we were told "This is
I'm about a semester away from writing my comp exam for my MA in history. I've read through the graduate handbook and will be discussing this with my advisor, but I thought I'd ask around for the types of books that make up an exam list? Do we include all the books from the classes we've taken, or just classes relevant to our field? Do we satisfy our advisor and second chair (the only ones who ask questions on the exam)? Or do we make an effort to broaden our scope? Can we include books we've never formally studied for a class, but like, or think relevant? Do we include pure theory or metho