May 27, 2018  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

History Major

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Major Program

The major is organized into introductory survey courses, topical upper-level courses, methodology courses, and senior seminars, taken in sequence. History majors may also select other programs, certificates, minors, and/or second majors that reflect their personal and career interests.

Major Requirements

A major in history consists of a minimum of 10 courses:

  • Three 1000-level courses
  • Five courses numbered above 3010
  • Two additional courses (one from each group listed below)

Select One Course from Either:

Note: Students may choose to take both HIST 3000 and HIST 3010 and only four courses numbered above 3010.

Select One Course from Either:

  • HIST 5950 (the Senior Seminar) or
  • HIST 5010 (the Senior Honors Essay)

Senior seminars provide the capstone experience in the major. In them, students practice and polish previously learned skills and experiences to produce a significant historical research paper. Outstanding students may choose to write a Senior Honors Essay rather than taking the Senior Seminar. These students apply to work with a faculty advisor (in the spring of the junior year), write a significant research paper based on primary source materials, and present it to the department for consideration.

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