History Major

In addition to completing the General Education requirements, students must complete the following courses.  The history degree curriculum audit sheet will help you map out the courses you need.  

Year in Program:

Classes:

Freshman Year

HIS 101-102 World Civilizations (6 hours)
HIS 109-110 History of the United States (6 hours)

Fall of Sophomore/Junior Year

HIS 211 Introduction to Historical Thinking and Research (3 hours)

Fall of Senior Year

HIS 499 Capstone (3 hours)

The following can be taken anytime 
in the Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Year:

American History Electives (6 hours)
European History Electives (6 hours)
Open History Electives (9 hours)
Global History Elective (3 hours)

Transfer Students:

Transfer students come in with a range of coursework under their belt.  It is impossible to create a single degree plan for all transfers.  However, all transfers need to pay close attention to:

  1. The language requirement (four semesters of Spanish, French, or Latin; or, 6 hours above the 200 level)
  2. The timing of HIS 211 and HIS 499 (which are only offered in the fall)
  3. Fulfilling the global history requirement 

All transfer students should schedule an appointment with their advisor in the first weeks of the first semester they come to The W.  This will ensure that they get up-to-date information on the degree schedule as soon as possible. 

 

Year in Program:

Classes to Take:

Junior Year

HIS 211 Introduction to Historical Thinking and Research (3 hours) (Fall)

Language requirement (100-level, 8 hours)

American, Global, European HIS electives

Senior Year

HIS 499 Capstone (3 hours) (Fall)

Language requirement (200-level, 6 hours)

American, Global, European HIS electives