Department of History

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History Major:
BA Degree Requirements

I. Required Courses (15 credits)
Subject Course Title Credits
HIS 120 The Early American Experience, 1607-1877
HIS 121 The Recent American Experience, 1877-Present
HIS 200 Historical Research and Writing
HIS 230 Western Civilization Before 1500
HIS 231 Western Civilization Since 1500
II. History Electives (18 credits)
A minimum of six history electives at the 200, 300, and 400-level. A maximum of two of these electives may be taken at the 200-level. Majors are encouraged to take a broad range of electives in European, American, and non-Western history.
III. History Electives Seminar (3 credits)
One seminar (HIS 400, 406, 407, or 420). This satisfies the university requirement for a writing-intensive course.
History majors taking HIS 120/121 are exempt from Tier I Historical Perspectives, and majors taking HIS 230/231 are exempt from Tier II Cultural Perspectives.
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