The History Major is intended to cultivate a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of historical events, processes, and trends from the dawn of recorded history to the present day and equip you with the tools necessary for independent historical research and analysis.

The History Major is divided into a core program, six geographical concentrations, and a series of electives. You will be required to first complete the core program (HIST101 through HIST104), which is designed to provide you with a broad, comparative overview of world history and equip you with the tools you will need to conduct historical research and utilize primary sources for historical analysis. You will then take HIST201 through HIST212 as well as two additional 200-level courses with a non-western geographical concentration (Latin and South America, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, East Asia, or Sub-Saharan Africa). These specialized courses will familiarize you with specific historical events and trends within each of these geographical sub-fields. Finally, you will select three 300-level electives that relate to your geographical and time-specific concentration. Many of these electives address multiple geographical regions and present a comparative perspective on important events and trends throughout human history.

To fulfill the requirements for this major, you must complete the core program (4 courses), 6 geographical concentration courses (6 courses), and 3 300-level electives of your choice (3 courses) for a total of 13 courses.

Core Program:
Ancient Civilizations of the World
Early Globalizations: East Meets West (1200s-1600s)
World History in the Early Modern and Modern Eras (1600-Present)
Historical Methodology: The Art and Craft of the Historian

Geographical Concentrations:
History of Europe, 1000 to 1800
History of Europe, 1800 to the Present
Introduction to United States History: Colonial Period to the Civil War
Introduction to United States History: Reconstruction to the Present
Colonial Latin and South America
Modern Latin America
Empire and States in the Middle East and Southwest Asia
Modern Middle East and Southwest Asia
Pre-Modern Northeast Asia
Modern Northeast Asia
History of Africa to 1890
Modern Africa

Elective Courses:
Greece, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire
Medieval Europe
The Age of Revolutions in the Atlantic World, 1776-1848
The Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1500-1900
Capitalism and Democracy in America
War and American Society
Comparative New Worlds, 1400-1750
The Silk Road and Central Eurasia
Islam, The Middle East, and The West
Modern Revolutions
Global Perspectives on Industrialization
Environmental History
History of Technology

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