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School of Humanities and Sciences

Understand what it means to think historically: locating subjects in time and place and being sensitive to the contingencies of context and to change over time.

What You'll Study

The department expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes: an understanding of what it means to think historically: locating subjects in time and place and being sensitive to the contingencies of context and to change over time; critical and interpretive thinking skills using course's primary source materials; the ability to identify different types of sources of historical knowledge; analytical writing skills and close reading skills; and effective oral communication skills.

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Joint Major/BAS
  • Minor
  • Honors
  • Coterm

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Exploratory Courses

HISTORY 105C

Human Trafficking: Historical, Legal, and Medical Perspectives (CSRE 105C, FEMGEN 105C, HUMRTS 112, INTNLREL 105C)

HISTORY 106A

Global Human Geography: Asia and Africa

HISTORY 106B

Global Human Geography: Europe and Americas

HISTORY 10B

Renaissance to Revolution: Early Modern Europe

HISTORY 10C

The Problem of Modern Europe

HISTORY 10N

Thinking About War

HISTORY 110B

Renaissance to Revolution: Early Modern Europe

HISTORY 110C

The Problem of Modern Europe

HISTORY 12N

Income and wealth inequality from the Stone Age to the present (CLASSICS 12N)

HISTORY 140

World History of Science: From Prehistory through the Scientific Revolution

HISTORY 150A

Colonial and Revolutionary America (AMSTUD 150A)

HISTORY 151

The American West (AMSTUD 124A, ARTHIST 152, ENGLISH 124, POLISCI 124A)

HISTORY 15D

Europe in the Middle Ages, 300-1500 (HISTORY 115D, RELIGST 115X)

HISTORY 161

The Politics of Sex: Work, Family, and Citizenship in Modern American Women's History (AMSTUD 161, CSRE 162, FEMGEN 61, FEMGEN 161, HISTORY 61)

HISTORY 198

The History of Modern China

HISTORY 1A

Global History: The Ancient World (CLASSICS 76)

HISTORY 1B

Global History: The Early Modern World, 1300 to 1800

HISTORY 1C

Global History: Modern Times

HISTORY 20N

Russia in the Early Modern European Imagination

HISTORY 21

The History of 2021

HISTORY 23N

The Soviet Union and the World: View from the Hoover Archives

HISTORY 40

World History of Science: From Prehistory through the Scientific Revolution

HISTORY 40A

The Scientific Revolution

HISTORY 50A

Colonial and Revolutionary America

HISTORY 50B

Nineteenth Century America (AFRICAAM 50B, CSRE 50S)