Degree Programs

The Major

The Bachelor of Arts

Students who major in history will personalize their program of study by declaring a thematic focus, tying together coursework and laying the foundation for a capstone project of original historical literature while engaging in historiographical debates. All majors will complete the following requirements:

 I. Foundation Courses

Four courses, ideally to be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

HIST 101 World History to 1450
HIST 102 World History since 1450
HIST 121 American History to 1877
HIST 122 American History since 1877

  II. Theories and Methods course

 HIST 290 Seminar in Historical Theories and Methods

 III. Electives

Five elective courses to be drawn from a pool of seven unique geographic regions, one course per region: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, United States/North America, and Comparative/Trans-Regional. At least one of the five courses must be in a chronological era before 1900 and at least one of the five courses must be from a chronological era after 1900. At least two of the five courses must be at the 300 level. 

 IV. Capstone

HIST 490 Capstone Research Seminar

 The Minor

The minor in History complements any number of major programs in humanities and natural and social sciences.  All students who pursue the minor in History will complete the following requirements:

 I. Foundation Courses

Three of the four foundation courses, ideally to be completed by the end of the sophomore year:

HIST 101 World History to 1450
HIST 102 World History since 1450
HIST 121 American History to 1877
HIST 122 American History since 1877

 II. Theories and Methods course

HIST 290 Seminar in Historical Theories and Methods

 III. Electives

Four elective courses to be drawn from a pool of seven unique geographic regions, one course per region: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, United States/North America, and Comparative/Trans-Regional. At least one of the five courses must be in a chronological era before 1900 and at least one of the fourcourses must be from a chronological era after 1900. At least two of the four courses must be at the 300 level.  

 

 

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