Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 22, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History (ID), B.A.

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Requirements for the Interdepartmental Major:

Eight courses, including the core and distribution requirement 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. 400-level seminars are normally offered in the winter and spring terms. If a student does not complete a 400-level seminar by the end of their junior year, then they may not be able to graduate by the spring of the following year. Interdepartmental majors may count one term of the senior thesis toward the field requirements.

Note: For students entering the College in Fall 2018 or after, the following requirements apply: eight courses, including three courses in the core, one course each in two of the approved areas outside the core, one pre-1700 course, one course approved under Inter-Continental Connections, one 300-level course, and the 400-level seminar (to be completed by the end of their junior year before beginning their senior thesis).  The senior thesis may not count toward the field requirement. 

Requirements for Honors in History:

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.

Course Selection Guidelines:

Placement: We accept the following AP courses: World History, United States History, and European History. If the score is 4 or 5, then we assign credit for one of our introductory courses, HST 106   for World History, HST 102   for United States History, and HST 147   for European History, all of which will count towards the major.

Courses Suitable for Non-Majors: Although 300 and 400 level courses are designed with History majors and minors in mind, all History courses are suitable for non-majors.

Course Numbering: 300- and 400-level courses have as a prerequisite any 100- or 200-level course or permission of the instructor.

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