Major Course Sequence

Recommended Sequence of Courses for History Major

First Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
HIST 1014 Western Civilization I* ORHIST 1024 Western Civilization II* ORHistory Elective** 
HIST 1154 United States to 1865*HIST 1164 United States Since 1865* 

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
History Elective**HIST 2744 Research Methods SeminarHistory Elective**
 History Elective** 

Junior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
History Elective**History ElectiveHistory Elective**
 HIST 2744 Research Methods Seminar (if not already taken) 

Senior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
HIST 4194 Historical MethodologyHistory Elective** 

*Majors are required to take three of the four introductory-level courses (HIST 1014, HIST 1024, HIST 1154, HIST 1164). 
**At least one upper-level course (2000-level or higher) in each of the following fields is required:
  • U.S.
  • Modern European
  • Pre-Modern
  • Non-Western
At least three of the seven history electives must be at or above the 3000-level
Advice to Students: 
Carefully examine the pre-requisites necessary for courses and try to take those pre-requisites early in your college career.  This will allow you much greater flexibility in scheduling upper-level courses later on. 
All students wishing to pursue the Secondary Education minor that leads to certification for 8-12 teaching in the discipline of history should meet with an education faculty member as soon as possible for advice on course selection and to review eligibility criteria for entry into the Education program.