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History (B.A.)

Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

Effective Spring 2013

In addition to general education requirements, a total of 39 semester hours is required for a major in history with at least 18 semester hours drawn from 300 and 400 level courses. Some history major requirements also satisfy select general education requirements.

HISTORY.121 United States History Survey: Colonial Period to 1877

HISTORY.122 United States History Survey: 1877 to the Present

HISTORY.125 Western Civilization to 1650

HISTORY.126 Western Civilization since 1650

HISTORY.298 Historiography and Historical Methods (grade of C or better required)

HISTORY.398 Research and Writing Skills (grade of C or better required)

Choose two from the following regional or non-western history courses:

HISTORY.131 History of Asian Civilization to 1500

HISTORY.132 History of Asian Civilization since 1500

HISTORY.141 Imperialism and Colonialism in Modern East Asia

HISTORY.142 Latin America: From European Colonization to the Present

HISTORY.143 Black Africa

HISTORY.145 Muslim World to 1405

HISTORY.146 Muslim World since 1405

HISTORY.151 History of Pre-Colonial Africa

HISTORY.152 History of Modern Africa

HISTORY.216 Africa and the Black Atlantic to 1790

HISTORY.217 Africa and the Black Atlantic since 1790

Upper Division, 300/400 level courses in U.S. History - History major

HISTORY.329 American WomanHISTORY.388 Pennsylvania
HISTORY.372 Colonial AmericaHISTORY.391 Diplomatic History U.S., to 1898
HISTORY.374 U.S. Social HistoryHISTORY.392 Diplomatic History U.S., since 1898
HISTORY.379 U.S.: The New NationHISTORY.395 Afro-American Radicalism
HISTORY.380 Old South/New SouthHISTORY.404 Topics in American History
HISTORY.381 Civil War and ReconstructionHISTORY.472 History of Labor, U.S.
HISTORY.383 Shaping Contemporary AmericaHISTORY.476 War and American Society
HISTORY.385 Recent American History

Upper Division, 300/400 level courses in European History - History Major

HISTORY.318 Early EnglandHISTORY.340 German History from 1871
HISTORY.319 Modem EnglandHISTORY.346 Mod European Intellectual History
HISTORY.320 French Revolution/NapoleonHISTORY.347 History of the Holocaust
HISTORY.324 Revolutionary EuropeHISTORY.349 Medieval Russia
HISTORY.326 Europe, 1789-1914HISTORY.356 Imperial Russia
HISTORY.327 Total War EuropeHISTORY.452 Soviet Russia
HISTORY.328 Cold War EuropeHISTORY.405/505 Jews of Europe
HISTORY.335 History of ChristianityHISTORY.416/516 Classical Worlds, Ancient Greece/Rome
HISTORY.336 Medieval EuropeHISTORY.460/461 Topics in European History
HISTORY.337 Europe in the Renaissance and Reformation HISTORY.469 Women/Gender in Euro. InteIl. Hist., I
HISTORY.470 Women/Gender in Euro. lnteIl. Hist., II

Upper Division, 300/400 level courses in Non-Western or Regional History - History Major

HISTORY.315 Origins of Civilization HISTORY.354 Modem Japan, 1868--Present
HISTORY.355 East Asia since 1800 HISTORY.359 Twentieth Century China
HISTORY.360 Modern KoreaHISTORY.410 Topics in Non-Western History
HISTORY.430 Caribbean Slave Societies HISTORY.431 Caribbean Soc's, Post-Emancipation
HISTORY.432 Plantation Societies, Atlantic World HISTORY.453 Problems in Contemporary Lat. Am.
HISTORY.456 History of the Modern Middle East HISTORY.457 Early Ottoman Empire
HISTORY.458 Late Ottoman Empire

Two 300-400 level history electives

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Citizenship must declare majors in both History and Secondary Education (Citizenship) and complete the full History course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements. Full program requirements for students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Citizenship may be found at: