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The History program of study 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 program is divided into a core program, six geographical concentrations, and a series of electives. It is recommended that you 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 should 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 should take 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 complete the knowledge equivalent of a history major, you should 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 the equivalent of a Minor in this area of study, please click here.

Interested in the potential to earn college credit for a History course? Learn more here.

Core Program

Geographical Concentrations

Elective Courses