History Major, Public and Digital History Concentration (B.A.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.7 major GPA.

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

I. Foundations Sequence
A. Writing Requirement
HIST 100The Study of History3
B. American History Required Course
HIST 117History of the United States to 18763
or HIST 118 History of the United States Since 1876
C. European History Required Course
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Western Civilization
Emergence of European Civilization, 1500-1914
Contemporary Europe, 1914 to the Present
D. Non Western History Required Course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to African Civilization
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Introduction to the Modern Middle East
Early Latin America
Modern Latin America
Pre-Modern Japan: A History of Japan to the Meiji Restoration
Modern Japan: A History of Japan From the Meiji Through the Showa
Introduction to Indian Civilization
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Modern Chinese Civilization
Introduction to Modern South Asia
Introduction to World History Since 1500
II. Developmental Sequence
A. Elective
Complete one course from the list below.3
B. Required Courses
HIST 270Introduction to Digital History3
HIST 290Historical Thinking and Communication3
HIST 466Historical Geographic Information Systems and Mapping3
III. Advanced Sequence
A. 300-400 Level Electives
Complete one course from the list below.3
B. 400 Level Electives
Complete one course from the list below.3
C. Oral History Methods or Teaching the Archive
Complete one course from the following:3
Oral History Methods and Analysis
Archives and Publics: Theory and Practice
D. Internship
HIST 443Internship in History3
E. Methods and Research
HIST 461Public History3
Total Credits39
 Developmental Sequence Electives
HIST 108Introduction to African Civilization3
HIST 109Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIST 112Introduction to the Modern Middle East3
HIST 114Early Latin America3
HIST 116Modern Latin America3
HIST 128Pre-Modern Japan: A History of Japan to the Meiji Restoration3
HIST 129Modern Japan: A History of Japan From the Meiji Through the Showa3
HIST 131Introduction to Indian Civilization3
HIST 132Introduction to Chinese Civilization3
HIST 133Modern Chinese Civilization3
HIST 138Introduction to Modern South Asia3
HIST 141Introduction to World History Since 15003
HIST 223Communist Revolution in China3
HIST 330Chinese Social History Through Literature3
HIST 334Women and Gender in the Middle East: Past and Present3
HIST 339Seminar in Latin American History3
HIST 340History of Mexico3
HIST 250, 260 or 300 may be taken with written permission only if course section addresses aspects of World History excluding Europe and the United States.
300-400 Level Electives
HIST 300Research Seminar3
HIST 309Feminist Ideas in Western Thought3
HIST 312Historical Geography of the United States3
HIST 313Biography in American History3
HIST 314Women and Migration3
HIST 319American Urban History to 18803
HIST 320American Urban History Since 18803
HIST 321History of American Workers Since 18603
HIST 322Medieval European Civilization 450-13503
HIST 323History of Russia to 19173
HIST 324Russia Since 19173
HIST 326Modern German History3
HIST 327History of France Since 17893
HIST 328Conflict in Modern Ireland3
HIST 329History of England to 17143
HIST 330Chinese Social History Through Literature3
HIST 331History of England 1714-19143
HIST 333History of Brazil3
HIST 334Women and Gender in the Middle East: Past and Present3
HIST 339Seminar in Latin American History3
HIST 340History of Mexico3
HIST 342Frontiers and Borderlands of the Americas3
HIST 365History of the Mass-Communication Media in the United States3
HIST 401Kingdoms in the Sun:Sicily and Southern Italy in Antiquity and the Middle Ages3
HIST 406History of Capitalism in the United States3
HIST 407U.S. Immigration History3
HIST 408Independent Study European History3
HIST 409Independent Study Non-Western History3
HIST 410Independent Study in American History3
HIST 411Cultural and Intellectual History of the United States Since 18803
HIST 413The Philosophy of History3
HIST 415European Social History3
HIST 419Age of Renaissance, 1350-15173
HIST 420The Reformation Era, 1500-16503
HIST 426The Nazi Third Reich3
HIST 427The Holocaust, 1939-19453
HIST 430Revolutions in Latin American History3
HIST 431Development of Indian Character and Culture3
HIST 432Development of Japanese Character and Culture3
HIST 433American Colonial History 1607-17633
HIST 434American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-18283
HIST 435The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-18773
HIST 436The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-19203
HIST 437The Rise and Decline of the New Deal Order: United States Politics and Society, 1920·19803
HIST 499Special Topics in History1-3
400 Level Electives
HIST 401Kingdoms in the Sun:Sicily and Southern Italy in Antiquity and the Middle Ages3
HIST 406History of Capitalism in the United States3
HIST 407U.S. Immigration History3
HIST 408Independent Study European History3
HIST 409Independent Study Non-Western History3
HIST 410Independent Study in American History3
HIST 411Cultural and Intellectual History of the United States Since 18803
HIST 413The Philosophy of History3
HIST 415European Social History3
HIST 419Age of Renaissance, 1350-15173
HIST 420The Reformation Era, 1500-16503
HIST 426The Nazi Third Reich3
HIST 427The Holocaust, 1939-19453
HIST 430Revolutions in Latin American History3
HIST 431Development of Indian Character and Culture3
HIST 432Development of Japanese Character and Culture3
HIST 433American Colonial History 1607-17633
HIST 434American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-18283
HIST 435The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-18773
HIST 436The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-19203
HIST 437The Rise and Decline of the New Deal Order: United States Politics and Society, 1920·19803
HIST 499Special Topics in History1-3