Requirements

AP, IB, Transfer, and Study Abroad Credits

The department does not count AP or IB credits toward the major or minor. With department approval, one Study Abroad or transfer unit may be applied to the major or minor and can be counted toward the SPACE category. See department for additional information.

Requirements for the Major in History

Number of Units
At least nine units are required, not including the SIP.

Required Core Courses (3)
HIST 299 Historical Methods

HIST 390s Junior Research Seminar (at least one)

HIST 490 History Senior Seminar

Elective Courses (at least 6)

Students must take at least one course in both of the TIME categories, courses in at least three different FOCUS categories, and courses in at least four different SPACE categories.

100-level surveys can count only toward SPACE. Each 200-level course can be counted toward two of the required categories (for example, 1 TIME and 1 FOCUS, or 1 TIME and 1 SPACE, etc.). The required core courses do not count toward TIME, FOCUS, or SPACE categories.

TIME (at least 1 course in each category)

Early (HIST 200, 231, 232, 233, 234, 237, 238, 274, 275, 276, 282, 291)

Modern (HIST 203, 206, 209, 211, 212, 214, 215, 217, 218, 220, 221, 224, 242, 244, 246, 252, 254, 256, 263, 264, 265, 269, 272, 273, 277, 280, 283, 285, 287, 288, 290)

FOCUS (at least 1 course in 3 different categories)

Colonial/Post-Colonial (HIST 200, 203, 252, 256, 280, 283, 285, 290, 291)

Environmental (HIST 212, 231)

Gender/Sexuality (HIST 220, 221, 237, 238, 246, 267, 272, 283, 288)

Intellectual/Social (HIST 203, 206, 211, 212, 214, 215, 217, 218, 220, 221, 224, 231, 232, 233, 234, 237, 242, 244, 246, 254, 263, 264, 265, 267, 272, 273, 274, 275, 280, 282, 285, 287)

Politics, War, and Society (HIST 200, 203, 209, 211, 215, 224, 233, 242, 244, 252, 254, 256, 280, 282, 283, 285, 287, 290)

Popular Culture (HIST 206, 209, 217, 231, 232, 233, 234, 237, 238, 242, 246, 254, 269, 288, 291)

Race/Ethnicity/Diaspora (HIST 200, 209, 211, 214, 215, 218, 220, 221, 238, 252, 256, 263, 264, 265, 269, 273, 274, 275, 277, 288, 290, 291)

Religion (HIST 206, 218, 232, 234, 263, 264, 265, 267, 274, 275)

SPACE (at least 1 course in 4 different categories)

Africa (HIST 104, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277)

Asia (HIST 103, 280, 282, 283, 285, 287, 288)

Europe (HIST 101, 102, 234, 237, 242, 244, 246, 252, 254, 256, 263)

Jewish (HIST 107, 218, 263, 264, 265, 267, 269)

Latin America (HIST 238, 291)

Middle East (HIST 290)

Transregional (HIST 107, 200, 214, 224, 231, 232, 233, 252, 264, 265, 267, 273, 274, 275)

U.S. (HIST 110, 111, 200, 203, 206, 209, 211, 212, 214, 215, 217, 218, 220, 221, 224, 269)

All majors are required to present their SIP at the department's SIP colloquium.

All majors are required to pass the History Department's Comprehensive Capstone Reflection.

Requirements for the Minor in History

Number of Units

At least six units are required, not including the SIP.

Required Courses

Students must take a course in both of the TIME categories, in at least two different FOCUS categories, and in at least three different SPACE categories. 100-level surveys can count only toward SPACE. Each 200-level course can be counted toward two of the required categories (for example, 1 TIME and 1 FOCUS, or 1 TIME and 1 SPACE, etc.).

Minors must also complete one Junior Research Seminar (HIST 390s), which does not count toward TIME, FOCUS, or SPACE categories.