Major Requirements

The major consists of at least nine semester courses as follows:

Required Courses in the Major:

One Major Seminar (History 301, “Approaching the Past”)
At least one Advanced Seminar (History 402-479)
or Advanced Tutorial (History 480-492)

Elective Courses:

Seven (or more) additional semester courses in History, at least one to be chosen from among three of the following groups (A-F):

Group A The History of Africa
Group B The History of Asia
Group C The History of Europe & Russia
Group D The History of Latin America
Group E
The History of the Middle East
Group F The History of the United States & Canada

One must also be a course dealing with the Premodern Period (Group G).

Study Abroad:

Students who major in History are strongly encouraged to study a foreign language and to consider studying abroad during their junior year.  History courses taken as part of a study abroad program normally can be used to satisfy departmental concentration and group requirements, up to a maximum of three courses. Courses taken abroad cannot be used to satisfy the HIST 301 or 400-level course requirement, with only one exception: the tutorial on “Historiography: Tacitus to Weber” that is offered through the Williams-Exeter Program can count for HIST 301 credit because it is considered a Williams course on the discipline of history.