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The History Major is intended to cultivate a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of historical events, processes, and trends from the dawn of recorded history to the present day and equip you with the tools necessary for independent historical research and analysis. The History Major is divided into a core program, six geographical concentrations, and a series of electives. You will be required to first complete the core program (HIST101 through HIST104), which is designed to provide you with a broad, comparative overview of world history and equip you with the tools you will need to conduct historical research and utilize primary sources for historical analysis. You will then take HIST201 through HIST212 as well as two additional 200-level courses with a non-western geographical concentration (Latin and South America, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, East Asia, or Sub-Saharan Africa). These specialized courses will familiarize you with specific historical events and trends within each of these geographical sub-fields. Finally, you will select three 300-level electives that relate to your geographical and time-specific concentration. Many of these electives address multiple geographical regions and present a comparative perspective on important events and trends throughout human history.

To fulfill the requirements for this major, you must complete the core program (4 courses), 6 geographical concentration courses (6 courses), and 3 300-level electives of your choice (3 courses) for a total of 13 courses.

If you would like to complete a Minor in this area of study, please click here.

Core Program

Geographical Concentrations

Elective Courses