History Major

Major in History – 39 credits Required in the Major:

 

HIST-101: Western Civilization: Antiquity-Renaissance (WOK: Historical)

HIST-102: Western Civilization: Protestant Reformation – Present (WOK: Historical)

HIST-397: Junior Research Methods Seminar

HIST-497: History and Historiography

HIST-498: Senior Seminar in History

Two courses (6 credits) in American History chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • HIST-141: American Survey: Colonial - Civil War (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-142: American Survey: Reconstruction – Present (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-231: History of American Foreign Relations (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-233: America and the Two World Wars (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-236: Progressive America/1900-1940 (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-245: The 1960s and its Legacies (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-247: African Americans During the Age of Slavery (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-248: African Americans Since Emancipation (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-250: The Pennsylvania Experience (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-270: History of Chestnut Hill (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-281: Special Topics in History/Topics vary by semester (WOK: Historical) (Repeatable for credit)
  • HIST-332: Cities and Suburbs (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-334: The American Presidency (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-343: The Civil War and American Life (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-481: Special Topics in History/Topics vary by semester (WOK: Historical) (Repeatable for credit)

Two courses (6 credits) in European History chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • HIST-201: Ancient Greece (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-202: Ancient Rome (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-204: Medieval Europe and the Surrounding World (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-205: Renaissance/Reformation: 1450-1648 (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-210: Europe in the 20th Century (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-212: Culture and Society in Modern Europe
  • HIST-214: 20th Century Germany
  • HIST-218: French Revolution (WOK: Historical) (Writing Intensive)
  • HIST-219: France and the Modern World (WOK: Historical) (Writing Intensive)
  • HIST-220 Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-224: History of Great Britain/Tudors – Present (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-226: Europe in the Age of World War (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-228: Women in Modern European Society (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-281: Special Topics in History/Topics vary by semester (WOK: Historical) (Repeatable for credit)

One course (3 credits) in World History chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • HIST-104: Topics in Global History (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-106: Survey of Women’s History (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-110: History of East Asia (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-200: Ancient Near-Eastern and Mediterranean World (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-246: History of Vietnam (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-275: Film and History (WOK: Historical)
  • HIST-281: Special Topics in History/Topics vary by semester (WOK: Historical) (Repeatable for credit)
  • HIST-322: Genocide in the Modern World (WOK: Historical) (Writing Intensive)
  • HIST-330: Revolution/War/Peace: Women’s Activism in the Modern World (WOK: Historical) (Writing Intensive)

Three courses (9 credits) in any History area chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

 

Sample Bachelor of Arts: History Major/selected minor (declaration of minor not required for graduation): Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only, it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

Year One Fall 

15/16* 

Year Two Fall 

15/16* 

Year Three Fall 

16 

Year Four Fall 

15 

ENGL-101
HIST-101
RLST-104
Language-103
WOK or elective
FYIN-100*
American History #1
European History #1
GLST-201
RLST -2XX
HIST elective
FYIN-101*
ETHS-201
European History #2
HIST elective
Minor #2 or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective (1 cr)
HIST-497
Minor #5 or elective
Minor #6 or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
       

Year One Spring 

13/14* 

Year Two Spring 

15/16* 

Year Three Spring 

16 

Year Four Spring 

15 

HIST-102
ILAR-101
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective (1 cr)
PHED #1*
Swim Test*
American History #2
World History
HIST Elective (WI)
WOK or elective
Minor #1 or elective
PHED #2*
HIST-397
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
Minor #3 or elective
Minor #4 or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
HIST-498
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective

 

*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120