Three Fields of Concentration
Selected from US, Europe, Global, and Thematic: one 12 credit geographic field, one 6 credit geographic, and one 6 credit geographic or thematic field (24 total credits).
12 HIS (0136) credits (only 3 of which can be 100-level) in a specific geographic field (US, Europe, or Global)
6 HIS (0136) credits (only 3 of which can be 100-level) in a second geographic field (US, Europe, or Global) different from the first.
6 HIS (0136) credits (only 3 of which can be 100-level) in a third geographic field (US, Europe, or Global) different from the first two or in the thematic field approved by the department.
The courses that count for the different geographic field designations are given below. Students should consult with the department or check its moodle site for majors for information on the thematic fields currently available and the courses that count for them.
Senior Seminar (3 credits)
3 HIS (0136) credits 400-level: Senior Research Seminar
The courses that count for the senior seminar are given below.
Only 12 credits of 100-level courses may count towards the major.
Because the study of history requires a broad perspective on the human condition, history majors are encouraged to take courses in allied disciplines like sociology, political science, anthropology, languages and literature, and art history. To this end, students must have the permission of their advisor and the department chair to count more than 45 HIS (0136) credits towards the 120 they need for graduation with a BA in history.