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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.

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A minimum of 36 credits in history is required for a major.

Students who plan to do graduate work in history are urged to attain reading proficiency in two foreign languages.

Majors planning to study mainly the history of areas other than the United States are strongly urged to spend a summer, semester, or year of study in the geographic area of their concentration. A major in classical studies combining work in history, classical languages, art, and philosophy courses is available. Please see requirements under the World Languages and Cultures .

The distribution requirement for the 36 credits in history is as follows:

  • Credits: 2
  • Credits: 2
  • One history course focused mainly on the period before 1500
  • One course in American history
  • One course in each of two of the following world regions: Europe, Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, or Latin America
  • One course in global history
  • Two 200-level courses
  • Two 300-level courses
  • Credits: 4
  • No more than two two-credit HIST 200 courses (Historical Snapshots) may be counted toward the major.

Students may count no more than three of the following courses toward the major:

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