Major Requirements (48 Credits)

Introductory History Courses (6 Credits)
HIS 100Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval
HIS 101Western Civilization II: Modern


HIS 104Global History I: Traditions, Encounters, and Adaptation from the Stone Age to the 16th Century
HIS 105Global History II: Globalization, the Emergence of the Modern State, and Coping with Change
The Writing of History: Theory and Method (3 Credits)
HIS 211The Human in History: Biography and Life Writing
Historical Studies (21 Credits)

Seven of the following (including at least two at the 300-level):

HIS 202THistory of Switzerland
HIS 204History of Italy from the Renaissance to the Present
HIS 215TCentral Europe: An Urban History
HIS 235War, Peace, Diplomacy: A Political History of Modern Europe
HIS 243Worlds of Islam
HIS 245Worlds of Judaism
HIS 257Early Modern Europe and the European World c.1500-1800
HIS 260The Holocaust and Genocide
HIS 268THistory of Modern Japan
HIS 271History of Modern France
HIS 273History of the United States
HIS 275THistory of Modern Ireland: Union and Dis-union, 1798-1998
HIS 310The Cold War
HIS 325Human Rights in History
HIS 330East Asia, 1900 to the Present
HIS 351Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Europe
HIS 355The World and the West in the Long 19th Century
HIS 358Global Britishness
HIS 360The Revolutionary Idea in Theory and Practice: Russia 1917 in Context
HIS 370Special Topics in History
Interdisciplinary Studies (12 Credits)

Choose four additional courses from any discipline at or above the 200-level of which at least one course must be at or above the 300-level. No more than two courses can be chosen from the same discipline.

Student must select courses with themes of specific interest and related to the student's course of study in History. Specific course selections must first be approved by the student's academic advisor and by the Department Head. Documentation of approved course selections must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

The Writing of History II: Capstone Requirement (6 Credits)

One of the following:

HIS 410The Cold War
HIS 430East Asia, 1900 to the Present
HIS 451Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Europe and the Middle East
HIS 455The World and the West in the Long 19th Century (Capstone)


HIS 499History Senior Thesis

*All Bachelor of Arts degrees require a total of 120 credits consisting of Core Requirements, Major Requirements, and General Elective courses. Prerequisites may be required for courses outside of the major.