The Major in History
The Major in History requires the completion of 36 credits (twelve courses) including a Senior Evaluation project. Specific requirements are as follows:
The History Major Honors Sequence
- Regional Area Requirement. At least one course in each of the following five regional areas: Africa; Asia & the Middle East; Europe; Latin America & the Caribbean; North America.
- Seminar Requirement. The major requires the completion of at least two seminars (3000-level courses) to be taken with different professors.
- Senior Evaluation Requirement. The Senior Evaluation (3 credits) is a special project or research-based thesis to be supervised by a full-time faculty member of the department.
- A maximum of one independent study project (3 credits) and one internship project (3 credits) may be counted as a course toward the major.
The Honors Sequence requires the completion of thirteen courses (39 credits), including Junior Seminar: History and Historians [Spring] and Senior Honors Colloquium [Fall], the latter of which fulfills the major's Senior Evaluation requirement
by requiring the completion of an Honors Thesis .
The History major's Honors Sequence emphasizes training in interpretive methods, thesis development and historical research.
History majors must complete the Honors Track sequence for eligibility for Departmental Honors at graduation.
The Major in History with Concentration in Social Studies
The Concentration in Social Studies is intended for students preparing to be teachers of Social Studies in middle and high school. A co-major in Education is required. Requirements are as follows:
- 10 courses in History including
- HIS 1011: Development of America I
- HIS 1012: Development of America II
- HIS ____: Europe
- HIS ____: Africa
- HIS ____: Asia and the Middle East
- HIS ____: Latin America and the Caribbean
Five additional courses are required, of which two must be seminars:
- Three additional courses to count toward the History major, including Senior Evaluation:
- SOC 2061: Cultural Anthropology
- POS 1031: Introduction to American Government
An additional 5 co-requisite courses in the Social Science are required, as follows:
- INS 2050: Environmental Geography
- ECO 1011: Principles of Economics I: Introduction to Macroeconomics
- ECO 1012: Principles of Economics II: Introduction to Microeconomics
- SOC 3085: Science, Technology and Society or POS 3081: The Public Policy of Science and Technology
- POS 2011: Comparative Politics or POS 2003: Introduction to Political Thought
or POS 3012: Environmental Politics
The Minor in History
The Minor in History requires the completion of 15 credits (five courses). Specific requirements are as follows:
- Regional Area Requirement. One course from two of the following five regional areas: Africa; Asia & the Middle East; Europe; Latin America & the Caribbean; North America
- At least one seminar (3000-level course).
- All courses in the History major and minor must receive a grade of C- or better.
- Transfer or Advanced Placement credits are limited to two courses (6 credits) in the major and once course (3 credits) in the minor.