Class of 2014-2016

Requirements for the Major Twelve courses including a five-course core; at least one course on the period before 1700; at least one course each in US and European history; at least one course from the following areas: Africa/Middle East, Asia, Latin America; two-300 level courses, a seminar, and a two-term senior project. Students will choose a five-course core in Africa/Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or US, or in a thematic concentration. Examples of thematic concentrations include “Africana,” “Women and Gender,” “Revolution,” “Empires,” etc. In close cooperation with their advisors, history majors will select the courses for a thematic concentration and submit their proposal to the Department Chair for written approval no later than the start of Winter Term of the Junior year. Students may also choose a five course Public History core, consisting of HST 224; a department-approved Public History internship (with HST 224 as a prerequisite); two of the following: HST 118; HST 226; HST 227; HST 265 (same as ANT 265); HST 270; HST 324, HST 331, HST 481, the Civil Rights Public History miniterm, or the South Africa miniterm; and one other relevant history course chosen from the previous list or in cooperation with Melinda Lawson. 400-level seminars are normally limited to 15 students and are designed to teach research skills. The 300-level courses are specifically designed for history majors and include bibliographical and historiographical components. 400-level seminars and 300-level courses may be used to meet the core requirements. Senior projects normally must pertain to a topic in the core, but cannot count toward courses in the core. Students must complete a 400-level seminar before beginning the thesis. Two of the following classics courses may be counted toward the history major, but not toward a core: 110,111, 121, 125, 126, and 129. Requirements for the Interdepartmental Major Eight courses, including the core requirement or thematic concentration for majors, one 300-level course, the 400-level seminar, and the senior thesis. Students must complete a 400-level seminar before beginning the thesis. Interdepartmental majors may count one term of the senior thesis toward the field requirements. Requirements for Honors To be eligible for departmental honors, a student must fulfill the following requirements: (1) a minimum index of 3.30 in history; (2) a grade of “A minus” or higher on the senior project; and (3) a grade of “distinction” or “high pass” in an oral examination based on the senior project. In addition, the student must satisfy College requirements for departmental honors. Requirements for the History Minor: Six history courses, including at least one 300-level course; at least three of the six must belong to one of the following core areas: Africa/Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or US. Requirements for the Public History Minor Seven courses, including at least one 300-level course; HST 224;...

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Class of 2017 and Beyond

History 2013-14 Chair: Professor M. Walker Faculty: Professors S. Berk, A. Feffer, T. Meade, S. Sargent; Associate Professors K. Aslakson, J. Cramsie, A. Foroughi, J. Madancy, A. Morris, B. Peterson; ; Senior Lecturer M. Lawson; Lecturer D. Brennan Staff:  J. Earley (Administrative Assistant)   Requirements for the Major: Twelve courses including the core and distribution requirement; at least one course on the period before 1700; two-300 level courses, a 400 level seminar, and a two-term senior project. Students will choose a core of Africa/Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, US, or a thematic concentration. Examples of thematic concentrations include “Africana,” “Women and Gender,” “Revolution,” “Empires,” etc. In close cooperation with their advisors, history majors will select the courses for a thematic concentration and submit their proposal to the Department Chair for written approval by the start of Winter Term of the Junior year. If students select a US, European, or Public History core, they must complete at least four courses in US, European, or Public history, respectively.  If they select Africa/Middle East, Asia, or Latin America, they must complete either (1) four courses in the respective field, or (2) at least three history courses in the core geographical area they have chosen, along with at least two other approved courses in relevant interdisciplinary programs, such as Africana Studies, Asian Studies, and Latin American Studies. These are generally not language courses. The Public History core consists of HST 224; a department-approved Public History internship; at least two of the following: HST 118; HST 226; HST 227; HST 265 (same as ANT 265); HST 270; HST 324, HST 331, HST 481, the Civil Rights Public History miniterm, or the South Africa miniterm. Students will also fulfill a distribution requirement. If students select a US, European, or Public History core, they must complete at least two courses each in two of the following areas: Africa/Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. If they select a Africa/Middle East, Asia, or Latin America core, they must complete at least two courses each in two of the following areas, excluding the area of the core: Africa/Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and US history. 400-level seminars are normally limited to 15 students and are designed to teach research skills. The 300-level courses are specifically designed for history majors and include bibliographical and historiographical components. 400-level seminars and 300-level courses may be used to meet the core requirements. Senior projects normally must pertain to a topic in the core, but cannot count toward courses in the core. Students must complete a 400-level seminar before beginning the thesis. Two of the following classics courses may be counted toward the history major, but not toward a core: 110, 111,...

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