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, General—HIST (30–34 hours)

    The following two-course sequence:

    • HIST 103-104 World Civilization I, II 6 hours

    Division I: United States History
    All of the following:

    • HIST 201 United States History to 1865 3 hours 
    • HIST 202 United States History Since 1865 3 hours

    One of the following:

    • HIST 304 Colonial and Revolutionary History of the United States 3 hours 
    • HIST 309 The Gilded Age, U.S. 1865–1898 3 hours 
    • HIST 310 America Comes of Age, 1898–1929 3 hours
    • HIST 311 America in Crisis, 1932–1960 3 hours 
    • HIST 312 Recent America: 1960 to the present 3 hours 
    • HIST 321 The American West 3 hours 
    • HIST 324 History of Women in the U.S. 3 hours 
    • HIST 331 The American South 3 hours 
    • HIST 341 African-American History 3 hours 
    • HIST 372 The '70s: U.S. Women's Conferences, Conventions and Confrontations in the 1970s 3 hours

    Division II: European History
    One of the following:

    • HIST 342 History of Classical Greece 3 hours 
    • HIST 343 Classical Rome 3 hours 
    • HIST 344 Medieval Civilization 3 hours 
    • HIST 347 Renaissance and the Reformation 3 hours 
    • HIST 365 History of England to 1600 3 hours

    One of the following:

    • HIST 349 Great Lives and Minds: From Renaissance to Enlightenment 3 hours 
    • HIST 350 Great Lives and Minds: From Enlightenment to Existentialism 3 hours 
    • HIST 359 Europe in the 19th Century: 1815–1914 3 hours 
    • HIST 360 Europe in the 20th Century: 1914–Present 3 hours 
    • HIST 366 History of England, 1600–Present 3 hours 
    • HIST 369 History of Revolutionary France 3 hours
    • HIST 370 A History of Modern European Women 3 hours 
    • HIST 371 The City in European History 3 hours 
    • HIST 382 Modern East/Central Europe 3 hours 
    • HIST 422 Living with the Enemy 3 hours

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

    • HIST 367 History of Ireland 3 hours 
    • HIST 377 Russia 3 hours 
    • HIST 413 Women in Revolutions 3 hours

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

    • HIST 375 Women from the Global South 3 hours 
    • HIST 378 The Middle East 3 hours 
    • HIST 379 The Indian Subcontinent 3 hours 
    • HIST 380 Southeast Asia 3 hours 
    • HIST 381 Far East 3 hours 
    • HIST 383 Women in Africa and the Middle East 3 hours 
    • HIST 384 Africa Since 1800 3 hours 
    • HIST 385 Latin America 3 hours 
    • HIST 390/490 Special Topics in History (relevant topics) 1–3 hours 
    • HIST 411 History of Modern China 3 hours

    Students completing Advanced Writing Requirement and Senior Comprehensive in History must complete the following:

    • HIST 492 Research Methods 2 hours 
    • HIST 495 Senior Seminar 2 hours