Undergraduate Degree Programs
The History Department's undergraduate program represents a balance between student choice and the need for breadth and logical intellectual development. This is achieved first by requiring majors to complete three geographic survey courses in addition to History 100X. Students may then proceed to upper division courses at both the 300 and 400 level.
Whether fulfilled through survey or advanced courses, students must complete coursework in at least three areas, currently defined as American, European, and other areas (women, Asia, military, Northern, etc.). To develop historiographic sophistication, students must complete both an introductory course in historical methods (Perspectives on History) as well as a two-semester capstone sequence (Historiography and Senior Thesis). History courses generally blend lecture and discussion with 400 level courses including more aspects of a research seminar. History courses provide a range of learning opportunities both with regard to subject and course format.
History Courses - catalog description