Curriculum

The History curriculum is exceptionally broad, covering Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the United States, and subjects including social, political, intellectual, cultural, and economic history.  The History major is highly flexible to suit individual student interest. 

History and the Integrations Curriculum

Students can fulfill up to 16 credits (4 courses) of Integrations Curriculum requirements with the History major or minor: 

  1. Thematic Encounter (at the 100 or 300 level) or Thematic Focus (at the 200 level)
  2. Culture and Social Difference: Identity (at the 100 level)
  3. Culture and Social Difference: Systems (at the 300 level)
  4. Theological Integrations (at the 300 level)

Major and Minor Requirements

Major (40 credits)

  • 100 level: no more than 8 elective credits (2 courses); History majors may take 0, 1, or 2 courses at the 100 level
  • 200 level: no more than 12 elective credits (3 courses); History majors may take 0, 1, 2, or 3 courses at the 200 level
  • 300 level: at least 16 elective credits (4 courses); History majors may take 4, 5, 6, or 7 courses at the 300 level
  • Required Seminars for History majors: 12 credits (3 courses)
    • HIST 295 History Colloquium
    • HIST 395 Historiography
    • HIST 399 Senior Thesis (capstone) 
  • Majors will work with their History advisor to determine a thematic “pathway” that will lend coherence to their coursework. Examples of “pathways” include: Law, Power and Politics; Religion and Society; Global Conflict and Colonialism; Indigenous Societies; Gender and Sexuality; Race and Ethnicity: the Modern World; etc.

Minor (20 credits)

  • 100 level: no more than 4 elective credits (1 course); History minors may take 0 or 1 course at the 100 level
  • 200 level: no more 8 elective credits (2 courses): History minors may take 0, 1, or 2 courses at the 200 level
  • 300 level: at least 8 elective credits (2 courses): History minors may take 2, 3, or 4 courses at the 300 level
  • Required Seminar for History minors: 4 credits (1 course)
    • HIST 295 History Colloquium