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Requirements for a Major in History

Requirements for a major in History

A total of 11 courses (44 credits) as follows:

  1. History 300 (The Historian’s Craft)
  2. History 485 (Senior Seminar)
  3. Nine (9) additional courses at the 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels, selected according to the following principles:
    1. Of the nine courses, no more than one section of History 105 may be taken.
    2. Of the nine courses, at least two must be seminar courses at the 300 level.
    3. Of the nine courses, at least two must be seminar courses at the 400 level.
    4. Of the nine courses taken at all levels, at least one must be taken in five of the six areas listed below:
      1. History of Asia
      2. History of Europe
      3. Global/Comparative History
      4. History of Latin America
      5. History of North Africa/Middle East
      6. History of the United States  
    5. Of the nine courses taken at all levels, at least one must concentrate in the period prior to 1500 CE. The following courses meet that requirement: History 211, 212, 213, 222, 282, 293, 311, 312, 313, 315, 375, 413, and 415. (There may be special topics as well.)
    6. Humanities 201 (History Track) counts as a 200-level history course, although it does not fulfill one of the area requirements listed above.

Credit earned through AP or IB does not fulfill the requirements of the major or minor but does count toward the 128 credits required for graduation.

Requirements for a major in History with a concentration in Public History

A total of 11-14 courses (44-56 credits) as follows:

  1. History 300 (The Historian’s Craft)
  2. History 485 (Senior Seminar)
  3. Nine (9) additional courses at the 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels, selected according to the following principles:
    1. Of the nine courses, no more than one section of History 105 may be taken.
    2. Of the nine courses, at least two must be seminar courses at the 300 level.
    3. Of the nine courses, at least two must be seminar courses at the 400 level.
    4. Of the nine courses taken at all levels, at least one must be taken in five of the six areas listed below:
      1. History of Asia
      2. History of Europe
      3. Global/Comparative History
      4. History of Latin America
      5. History of North Africa/Middle East
      6. History of the United States  
    5. Of the nine courses taken at all levels, at least one must concentrate in the period prior to 1500 CE. The following courses meet that requirement: History 211, 212, 213, 222, 282, 293, 311, 312, 313, 315, 375, 413, and 415. (There may be special topics as well.)
    6. Humanities 201 (History Track) counts as a 200-level history course, although it does not fulfill one of the area requirements listed above.
    7. History 360. Public History/Internship
    8. At least one of the following courses:
      1. History 260. Topics in Public History and Memory
      2. History 463. Public History Practicum
      3. History 490. Directed Research (topic relating to public history)
      4. Interdepartmental 225. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    9. At least one of the following experiences:
      1. Archaeology 120 or 450. Archaeological Field School
      2. History 461. Internship (at a public history site)
      3. Archival Studies Fellowship (F11)
      4. Shelby Foote Fellowship

Credit earned through AP or IB does not fulfill the requirements of the major or minor but does count toward the 128 credits required for graduation.