History and Classics

BA in History Requirements

Major and Minor in History

Major Requirements

A major in History requires a minimum of ★30 to a maximum of ★48 at the senior level in HIST including HIST 290 (★3) and ★6 at the 400-level.

The Department of History and Classics strongly recommends that students avoid undue concentration in any one field of History. Students are urged to take courses in different chronological eras, in different geographical areas, and among different themes; these include:
  1. Chronological Eras: Ancient History, Medieval History (to 1500), Early Modern History (1450-1800)and Modern History (1750 to the present);
  2. Geographical Areas: Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Canada, Europe (including Britain), Latin America and the United States;
  3. Thematic Fields: the History of Science, Medicine and Technology; the History of Religion; Women and Gender; and Perspectives on Empire.

In addition to courses offered in History (HIST) students may count up to ★6 of the following courses in Ancient History toward a major in History, except when their minor is in Classics: CLASS 254, CLASS 255, CLASS 261, CLASS 280, CLASS 282, CLASS 283, CLASS 294, CLASS 299*, CLASS 303, CLASS 354*, CLASS 355*, CLASS 356, CLASS 360, CLASS 375, CLASS 376, CLASS 377, CLASS 380, CLASS 387, CLASS 399*, CLASS 400*, CLASS 459, CLASS 463, CLASS 473, CLASS 478, CLASS 479, CLASS 480, CLASS 481, CLASS 499.

Note: *Eligible when the topic is on ancient history or archaeology, but not literature.

Minor Requirements

★12 in History, at the senior level, including ★6 at the 300-level or above, of which at least ★3 must be at the 400-level. Students may count up to ★6 of the following courses in Ancient History toward a major in History, except when their minor is in Classics: CLASS 254, CLASS 255, CLASS 261, CLASS 280, CLASS 282, CLASS 283, CLASS 294, CLASS 299*, CLASS 303, CLASS 354*, CLASS 355*, CLASS 356, CLASS 360, CLASS 375, CLASS 376, CLASS 377, CLASS 380, CLASS 387, CLASS 399*, CLASS 400*, CLASS 459, CLASS 463, CLASS 473, CLASS 478, CLASS 479, CLASS 480, CLASS 481, CLASS 499.

Note: *Eligible when the topic is on ancient history or archaeology, but not literature.