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The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

  1. History Major

    Recommended for students who plan to study law, to do graduate work in History or Library Science or to pursue careers in historical societies, museums, archives; local, state, or national governmental service; or business; and for secondary education students who wish to teach history at the high school level.

    • Required Units (crs.): 36 minimum

    • Required Courses: In addition to the core courses:

      • History 315 Historical Methods and Writing 3 crs.

      • One 300-level course from American History.

      • One 300-level course from European History.

      • One 300-level course from Non-Western History.

      • One Seminar (History 411, History 412, History 413).

    • Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's upper-level offerings to meet the minimum requirement.

    • Course Offerings:

      • American History courses: History 311, 326, 339, 341, 345, 357, 358, 361, 362, 363, 364, 366, 367, 368, 369, 385, 386, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398.

      • European History courses: History 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 310, 312, 316, 318, 319, 322, 323, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 340, 350, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374.

      • Non-Western History courses: History 313, 346, 347, 348, 349, 351, 354, 355, 359, 360, 375, 376, 377, 378, 381, 382, 383, 384.

      • Related courses: History 315, 336, 399, 401, 446, 456, 474.

    • Course Substitutions: Transfer students may substitute history units (crs.) earned at other institutions only after consultation with the chairperson of the History Department.

    • Comment:

      The Department also provides support for a Broad Field Social Science major that is recommended for students who plan to teach high school courses in the Social Science fields and courses such as civics, social problems, American problems, area studies and vital issues in grades 7-12. See the College of Education and Human Services entry for Broad Field Social Science major requirements.

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