History Major

Requirements for a Major in History

Two 100-Level History Courses 16
HI-200The Historian's Craft (taken in the second year)4
HI-301Research and Writing of History (taken in the third year)4
Eight 200-Level or Higher History Courses 224
One Europe/US Course
One Middle East/Asia Course
One Africa/Latin America Course
One Global/Thematic/Methodological Course
Four Elective History Courses
Capstone Course4
Senior Research Seminar in History
American Antiquarian Society Seminar
Senior Thesis in History
Total Credits42

Sample Timetable for Completion of Degree: History

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASCFirst-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
EN-101 College Writing I 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
SELECT 100-level History Course 1 of 2 3
MAMath Foundation Course (QR) 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
LASCLASC Elective (QR) 3
EN-102 College Writing II 3
SELECTElective or Minor Course 3
SELECT100-level History Course 2 of 2 3
LASCLASC elective (USW) 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
HI-2XXEurope/U.S. History Elective 3
HI-2XXGlobal/Thematic/Methodological Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
SELECTElective or Minor Course 3
HI-200 The Historian's Craft 4
 Credits16
Semester Four
HI-2XX+Africa/Latin America History Electives 3
HI-3XX+History Elective (300/400 level) 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective or Minor course 3
SELECTGeneral Elective or Minor Course 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
HI-2XX+Middle East/Asia History Elective 3
HI-2XX+History Elective 3
Research and Writing of History 4
SELECTGeneral Elective or Minor course 3
LASCLASC Elective (ICW) 3
 Credits16
Semester Six
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 4
HI-2XX+Elective in Major 3
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective or Minor course 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Semester Seven
SELECTGeneral Elective or Minor course 3
SELECTGeneral Elective or Minor course 3
SELECTGeneral Elective or Minor course 3
HI-3XXHistory Elective (300/400 Level) 3
LASCLASC Elective (Diversity) 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
HI-460
Senior Research Seminar in History
or Senior Thesis in History
4
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective or Minor course 3
SELECTGeneral Elective or Minor course 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits121

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.