Majors must take courses in at least three of the following seven fields:
1) U.S., 2) Ancient and Medieval, 3) Early Modern and Modern Europe, 4) Asia, 5) Africa and its Diaspora (History 220 and 221, African American History I and II are included in this field, as well as U.S. History, but you must choose either U.S. OR Africa--no course can be counted in more than one field) , 6) Latin America, and 7) the Atlantic World.
Students choosing fields 1-4 as their primary field will take four courses; those choosing 5-7 may take four courses in that field, or take three courses in the field and one additional course that is of relevance to the field. This additional course will be chosen in consultation with the advisor (24 credits).
In addition, each major must take two courses in each of two secondary fields (24 credits), and fulfill the other requirements listed above.
NO COURSE CAN BE COUNTED IN MORE THAN ONE FIELD
This is one of the newest fields of historical scholarship. It examines the relationship between Europe, Africa, and the Americas from ca. 1500-1820 through the circulation of people, goods, and ideas.
This field includes courses related to Africa and the history of people of African descent outside the African continent.
Middle East (Central Asia) is now listed under Asia: If you are interested in focusing on Middle East History, please contact the History Department Chair.
See AUDIT for additional information.
Self-designed Thematic field Option: You may also propose a self-designed thematic field as your primary field (e.g., Gender & History, Colonialism, Communism). Please consult your adviser or the Chair for details.