The History major consists of twelve courses in one of the following concentrations: European History; United States History; or World History.
All History majors must complete HIS 320 - Historical Methods and Materials , which focuses on the development of research skills, historical analysis, and historiography. Students are required to take this course during their junior year since it is a pre-requisite for the Senior History Thesis.
All History majors must write an in-depth
, in the Fall or Spring Semester of their senior year. This thesis builds upon background knowledge and skills acquired in previous classes, especially
, where students design an in-depth research proposal for their intended thesis.
History majors and minors are strongly encouraged to undertake an internship or other experiential learning opportunity in order to enhance their program of study and apply the study of the past to contemporary institutions and organizations. Up to three elective course credits may be given for an internship. for further information and to apply for course credit students should consult their Major advisor or Professor Linzy Brekke-Aloise
, departmental Internship Coordinator.
History majors may only transfer in a maximum of five courses to be used in the major. Of these five courses, a maximum of two may be used in the concentration (European, United States, or World.) Only one AP course in History may be used as an elective in the major.
The required courses for each of the three concentrations follow: