History Major

History Major Checksheet

Requirements for a Major in History:

  • One area studies course (3 hours) from the following:
    AAST 1003, AMST 2003, CLST 1003, CLST 1013, EUST 2013, GNST 2003, JWST 2003, PLSC 2813, LAST 2013, MEST 2013
  • Fulbright writing requirement: Each history major will submit, prior to graduation, a substantial research or analytical paper, with a grade of “A” or “B” from an upper-division history course (3000, 4000, 5000 level) to his or her departmental adviser. The required senior capstone seminar, HIST 4893, is designed to give history majors the opportunity and guidance to produce a paper to meet the Fulbright College requirement, but students may also submit a paper from another course. Satisfactory completion of an honors thesis will also fulfill this requirement.
  • A World Language up to the Intermediate II (2013) level or higher
  • History Core (5 courses, 15 hours):
    • HIST 1113
      HIST 1123
      HIST 2003
      HIST 2013
      HIST 4893
      HIST 3973H*
      *Honors students take HIST 3973H in lieu of HIST 4893
  • History Electives (8 courses, 24 hours). At least four courses (12 hours) must be numbered 4000 or higher. Students must select at least one course from each of Group 1 (Europe, including Britain and Russia), Group 2 (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Near East, Russia), and Group 3 (United States). See the last page of the check sheet for a complete list.
  • History majors are strongly encouraged, but not required, to take a minor or combined major in one of the following: