Major Requirements

The History major consists of a minimum of forty units, or ten four-unit courses. Of the ten required courses, at least eight must be taken in the History department, and no more than two will be accepted from other departments or institutions.

COURSEWORK

Required Courses

HIST 300History Colloquium

4 units

HIST 490Senior Seminar

4 units

Survey Courses

Choose three courses from different geographic areas (Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and United States). Survey courses (the 100 series and some of the 200 series) cover a broad chronological time frame. Courses satisfying a survey requirement are labeled in the course description.

Additional Electives

Students must complete five additional electives. Three of the remaining five classes should be additional upper division courses (in the 300 series excluding HIST 300). At least one course must deal with the premodern period. Courses satisfying the premodern requirement are listed below:

 

HIST 101United States Culture and Society I

4 units

HIST 121Antiquity to 1700: Europe and the Middle East

4 units

HIST 141East Asian Survey

4 units

HIST 150/LLAS 150Colonial Latin America

4 units

HIST 220Ancient Athens and Renaissance Florence

4 units

HIST 242Imperial China

4 units

HIST 245/DWA 245China and the World

4 units

HIST 251/CSLC 251Nahuatl Language, Writing, and Culture

4 units

HIST 252/LLAS 252Religion in Mexico, PreColumbian Times to Present

4 units

HIST 274Medicine and Disease in Western Society

4 units

HIST 355/LLAS 355Indians of Mexico

4 units

HIST 304The American Revolution, 1760-1815

4 units

HIST 311American Frontiers: From Contact to Empire

4 units

HIST 312/BLST 312Race, Rights, and Revolution in the Atlantic World

4 units

If premodern course is also being used to satisfy a historical survey requirement, you must take an additional elective.

Acceptable Courses from Other Departments

Courses that may be counted toward the major without petition are:
AMST 202/LLAS 202Latina/o Cultural and Intellectual History

4 units

AMST 272/EASN 272Asian Immigrants in American Society

4 units

AMST 280/DWA 246The United States and East Asia

4 units

AMST 376/BLST 376Slavery, Freedom, and American Memory

4 units

ENGL 341Race, Law, and Literature

4 units

No more than two courses from other departments or transfer courses from other institutions (including study abroad courses) will be counted towards the History major.