BA in History

Major and Minor in History

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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 - Introduction to Greek Art and Archaeology
  • CLASS 255 - Introduction to Roman Art and Archaeology
  • CLASS 261 - Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World
  • CLASS 280 - Introduction to Ancient Greek History
  • CLASS 282 - Introductory Roman History I
  • CLASS 283 - Introductory Roman History II
  • CLASS 294 - Ancient Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • CLASS 299 - Topics in the Ancient World
  • CLASS 303 - Religion in Greco-Roman Antiquity
  • CLASS 354 - Topics in Greek Civilization *
  • CLASS 355 - Topics in Roman Civilization *
  • CLASS 356 - Topics in Ancient Art
  • CLASS 360 - 
  • CLASS 376 - Early Civilization I
  • CLASS 377
    CLASS 380 - History of Palestine
  • CLASS 387 - 
  • CLASS 399 - Topics in the Ancient World *
  • CLASS 400 - 
  • CLASS 459 - 
  • CLASS 463 - Topics in Roman History
  • CLASS 473 - Topics in Classical Archaeology
  • CLASS 478 - Topics in Roman Art
  • CLASS 479 - 
  • CLASS 480 - Topics in the Archaeology of the Roman Provinces
  • CLASS 481 - Topics in Greek History
  • CLASS 499 - Individual Study of Historical and Archaeological Problems

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

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