Program Requirements

History Program Requirements

History Major Requirements:

Core Requirements

  • HIS 223: U.S. to 1865
  • HIS 224: U.S. since 1865
  • HIS 292: World History to 1500
  • HIS 293: World History since 1500
  • HIS 491: Senior Seminar

Distribution Requirements

Select three US History:

  • HIS 310: Revolutionary Thought during Independence
  • HIS 330: Women in the American Experience
  • HIS 350: African American History
  • HIS 355: Jazz: History and Roots
  • HIS 413: The American Civil War
  • HIS 418: Birth of Modern America, 1890-1945
  • HIS 443: Jim Crow Segregation and Protest in the South

Select five World History:

  • HIS 301: Dictators and Democracies: Modern Latin America
  • HIS 303: Goddesses and Presidents: Women in Latin America
  • HIS 338: Witches, Science, and Enlightenment in Early Modern Europe
  • HIS 340: Mussolini, Hitler, and World War II
  • HIS 429: US Relations with the World since 1900
  • HIS 437: Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIS 452: History of Modern Japan

Total major hour requirements: 39 credit hours

Requirements for a Minor in History:

  • HIS 223: U.S. to 1865 (meets the Humanities perspective requirement)
  • HIS 224: U.S. since 1865
  • HIS 292: World History to 1500 or HIS 293: World History since 1500 (meets global perspective requirement)
  • Upper-level History Course (300 or 400)
  • Upper-level History Course (300 or 400)
  • I&I History: US or World
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