Requirements

Majors may earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in History. The department has long encouraged dual majors combining history with another discipline. The interdepartmental major with humanistic studies may omit the course requirements of Division II.

 

Bachelor of Arts, Major in History (30-32 hours)

One of the following two-course sequences:

  • HIST 101-102 The Development of Western Civilization I, II
  • HIST 103-104 World Civilization I, II 

Division I: United States History
Both of the following:

  • HIST 201 United States History to 1865
  • HIST 202 United States History Since 1865

One of the following:

  • HIST 304 Colonial and Revolutionary History of the United States
  • HIST 309 The Gilded Age, U.S. 1865–1898
  • HIST 310 America Comes of Age, 1898–1929
  • HIST 311 America in Crisis, 1932–1960
  • HIST 312 Recent America: 1960 to the present
  • HIST 321 The American West
  • HIST 324 History of Women in the U.S.
  • HIST 331 The American South
  • HIST 341 African-American History
  • HIST 412 American Girlhoods
  • HIST 416 History of Religion in America
  • HIST 418 History of Death and Dying in the United States

Division II: European History
One of the following:

  • HIST 342 History of Classical Greece
  • HIST 343 Classical Rome
  • HIST 344 Medieval Civilization
  • HIST 345 Christianity and the Making of Europe
  • HIST 347 Renaissance and the Reformation
  • HIST 365 History of England to 1600

One of the following:

  • HIST 348 Origins of Modern Europe
  • HIST 349 Great Lives and Minds: From Renaissance to Enlightenment
  • HIST 350 Great Lives and Minds: From Enlightenment to Existentialism
  • HIST 359 Europe in the 19th Century: 1815–1914
  • HIST 360 Europe in the 20th Century: 1914–Present
  • HIST 366 History of England, 1600–Present
  • HIST 369 History of Revolutionary France
  • HIST 370 A History of Modern European Women
  • HIST 371 The City in European History
  • HIST 382 Modern East/Central Europe
  • HIST 422 Living with the Enemy

One of the following or another course from Division II listed above:

  • HIST 346 Christianity in the Modern World
  • HIST 365 History of England to 1600
  • HIST 367 History of Ireland
  • HIST 377 Russia

Division III: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East
Two of the following:

  • HIST 376 Chinese Women and Society
  • HIST 378 The Middle East
  • HIST 379 The Indian Subcontinent
  • HIST 380 Southeast Asia
  • HIST 381 Far East
  • HIST 383 Women in Africa and the Middle East
  • HIST 384 Africa Since 1800
  • HIST 385 Latin America
  • HIST 390/490 Special Topics in History (relevant topics)
  • HIST 408 Gender and Politics
  • HIST 415 International Women’s Movements

Students completing Advanced Writing Requirement and Senior Comprehensive in History must complete HIST 495 Senior Seminar.

 

Bachelor of Arts, Major in History--Concentration in Women's History (30-32 hours)

One of the following two-course sequences:

  • HIST 101-102 The Development of Western Civilization I, II
  • HIST 103-104 World Civilization I, II

Division I: United States History
All of the following:

  • HIST 201 United States History to 1865
  • HIST 202 United States History since 1865
  • HIST 324 History of Women in the U.S.

Division II: European History
The following:

  • HIST 370 A History of Modern European Women

One of the following:

  • HIST 342 History of Classical Greece
  • HIST 343 Classical Rome
  • HIST 344 Medieval Civilization
  • HIST 345 Christianity and the Making of Europe
  • HIST 347 Renaissance and the Reformation
  • HIST 365 History of England to 1066

One of the following:

  • HIST 348 Origins of Modern Europe
  • HIST 349 Great Lives and Minds: From Renaissance to Enlightenment
  • HIST 350 Great Lives and Minds: From Enlightenment to Existentialism
  • HIST 359 Europe in the 19th Century: 1815–1914
  • HIST 360 Europe in the 20th Century: 1914–Present
  • HIST 366 History of England, 1600–Present
  • HIST 369 History of Revolutionary France
  • HIST 371 The City in European History
  • HIST 382 Modern East/Central Europe
  • HIST 422 Living with the Enemy

Division III: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East
One of the following:

  • HIST 375 Women from the Global South
  • HIST 376 Chinese Women and Society
  • HIST 383 Women in Africa and the Middle East
  • HIST 390/490 Special Topics in History (relevant topics)
  • HIST 408 Gender and Politics
  • HIST 410 Studies in Women’s History
  • HIST 415 International Women’s Movements

One of the following:

  • HIST 376 Chinese Women and Society
  • HIST 383 Women in Africa and the Middle East
  • HIST 390/490 Special Topics in History (relevant topics)
  • HIST 408 Gender and Politics
  • HIST 410 Studies in Women’s History
  • HIST 412 American Girlhoods
  • HIST 415 International Women’s Movements

Students completing Advanced Writing and Senior Comp in History must complete HIST 495 Senior Seminar.