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)
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|
|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).
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.