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History

Requirements for the Major

History Courses:

HIS 101 History of Civilization to 1715
HIS 102 History of Civilization from 1715
HIS 410 Historical Methods and Analysis
HIS 420 Historiography
HIS 590 Internship
HIS 601 History Capstone I
HIS 602 History Capstone II

Majors enrolled in the All-College Honors Program must use HIS 664 in place of HIS 601.

And two of the following U.S. history courses:

HIS 105 America to 1877
HIS 106 America since 1865
HIS 210 History of Pennsylvania
HIS 222 Social and Intellectual History of the United States
HIS 223 African-American History
HIS 225 From Elvis to Watergate: American History from 1945-1974
HIS 226 The American Civil War
HIS 228 Disease in US History
HIS 229 History of the United States and the World

And one non-western history course:

HIS 251 Medieval and Early Modern Russia
HIS 252 Modern Russia
HIS 253 The Baptism of Rus: A History of Religion in Russia
HIS 261 China
HIS 262 Japan
HIS 271 Latin America to 1825
HIS 272 Latin America from 1825
HIS 281 Africa to 1800
HIS 282 Africa since 1800

Plus, one HIS course numbered 301-320.

Plus, two HIS electives.

Students must select courses from the above that concurrently fulfill a chronological distribution consisting of one course whose content is focused on each of the following periods:

Ancient/Medieval (prior to 1300): HIS 232, HIS 233, HIS 234, HIS 235, HIS 271 or HIS 281

Early Modern (1300-1789): HIS 105, HIS 240, HIS 241, HIS 242 or HIS 251

Modern (after 1789): HIS 106, HIS 222, HIS 223, HIS 225, HIS 226, HIS 228, HIS 229, HIS 243, HIS 245, HIS 246, HIS 249, HIS 252, HIS 253, HIS 272, or HIS 282

 

What can you do with a History degree?

Imagine yourself a teacher, lawyer, financial or policy analyst, minister, museum curator, archeologist, or librarian.