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B.A. History Curriculum

In addition to meeting the standards and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, history degree candidates must complete a minimum of 36 credits in history to be distributed as follows:

  1. Six credits of introductory courses from among the following:
  • HIST 1101-1102 World History I-II
  • HIST 1201-1202 Western Civilization I-II
  • HIST 1301-1302 United States History I-II
    Note: Students may elect to take courses as a two-semester sequence to fulfill College of Arts and Sciences core requirements, but a sequence is not required for the history major.
  1. Twenty-one credits distributed as follows:
  • Advanced European history (2000 level or above) 3
  • Advanced United States history (2000 level or above) 3
  • Introductory or advanced Latin American, African, Asian, Middle Eastern history 3
  • Pre-1750 History (see list below) 3
  • Additional history electives* 9
    Note: Up to an additional three credits at the 1000 level in Latin American, African, Asian and Middle Eastern history can count toward the additional history electives.
  1. The following nine credits of required courses:
  • HIST 2180 Introduction to Historical Research
  • History Colloquium (Course numbers will vary depending on the topic)
  • HIST 5199 Senior Seminar
    Note: HIST 5711 Honors Research is pursued in addition to the 36-credit major.

    Courses that count toward the pre-1750 distribution requirement include:
  • HIST 2170 Women in Antiquity
  • HIST 3341 Colonial America
  • HIST 3183 Historians of Greece and Rome
  • HIST 3320 Greek Civilization
  • HIST 3221 Roman Civilization
  • HIST 3229 The Early Middle Ages
  • HIST 3230 The High Middle Ages
  • HIST 3233 Dante and His World
  • HIST 3234 Medieval Italy
  • HIST 3240 Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIST 3246 Kievan Rus' and Muscovy
  • HIST 3254 Early Modern Ireland
  • HIST 3420 Religion and Society in Early Latin America
  • HIST 3621 History of Traditional China
  • HIST 3622 History of Traditional Japan
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