Your studies in history can provide a framework for future knowledge, open up new perspectives on where we have come and suggest alternatives to the way things are done now.

History Major Course Requirements

(40 credits)
  • HIST 112 History of Western Civilization 1: From the Bronze Age to the Renaissance or HIST 113 History of Western Civilization 2: Early Modern and Modern Europe
  • HIST 114 / AMER 114 History of the United States 1 or HIST 115 / AMER 115 History of the United States 2 

Two courses from the following

  • HIST 118 Survey of African History 
  • HIST 120 Survey of Middle Eastern History 
  • HIST 122 Modern East Asia 
  • HIST 130 History of Latin America 

Three advanced (200 or above) courses from one area (see below for areas)
Two advanced courses from a second area (see below for areas)
One advanced course from a third area (see below for areas)

Areas of concentration and their advanced courses:

Africa
  • HIST 335 Women and Work
  • HIST 341 Islam and Victorianism in Nineteenth-Century Africa
  • HIST 344 Colonialism in Africa Through the Novel
  • HIST 345 Slavery in World History
  • HIST 351 Women, Gender and Imperialism
Asia
  • HIST 351 Women, Gender and Imperialism
  • HIST 361 Modern China
  • HIST 362 Modern Japan
  • HIST 363 Communism in China
  • HIST 364 Modern Korea
  • HIST 368 The Asian American Experience 
Europe
  • HIST 326 The History of Ancient Greece
  • HIST 328 The History of Ancient Rome
  • HIST 329 The History of Medieval Europe
  • HIST 331 History of the Byzantine Empire
  • HIST 332 The History of Imperial Spain
  • HIST 350 The History of Modern Europe
  • HIST 351 Women, Gender and Imperialism
  • HIST 370 The End of the World 
Latin America
  • HIST 311 Mexico Since Independence
  • HIST 321 The Spanish Conquest of the Americas
  • HIST 333 Cuba: Colony to Castro
Middle East
  • HIST 210 Making History: Truth and Myth
  • HIST 340 Israel/Palestine: The Roots of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • HIST 341 Islam and Victorianism in Nineteenth-Century Africa
  • HIST 343 The Modern Middle East
  • HIST 354 Issues in the Contemporary Middle East
United States
  • HIST 312 Social History of the United States
  • HIST 322 American Immigration and Ethnic History
  • HIST 324 Poverty, Charity, and Welfare in American History
  • HIST 327 Women and Gender in United States History
  • HIST 335 Women and Work
  • HIST 345 Slavery in World History
  • HIST 368 The Asian American Experience
History majors, especially those planning to do graduate work, are strongly encouraged to study a foreign language. Transfer students who wish to earn a major in History must satisfy the above requirements or their equivalent and must complete, on this campus, at least three advanced courses.

Students may use AP / CLEP examination credit to fulfill their major requirements as follows: one course in Western Civilization (HIST 112 or HIST 113) and one course in United States History (HIST 114).