History Major Requirements

History is a record of human achievements, downfalls, joys, customs and ways of thinking that, in total, have affected the lives of others. Students taking history courses can learn much from the experiences of the past and present, which enable them to have a greater understanding of how events and people influence the lives of human beings within nations or the world.

Major in History

Required:

•  HIS 105: World Civilizations I
•  HIS 106: World Civilizations II
•  HIS 107: American History to 1865
•  HIS 108: American History since 1865
•  HIS 223: The Historian’s Craft
•  HIS 405: Senior Capstone Experience

At least 5 more courses, with at least one from each of the categories:

European
•  HIS 311: The Greco-Roman World
•  HIS 321: Medieval Europe
•  HIS 322: Renaissance and Reformation
•  HIS 325: Modern Europe
•  HIS 357: History of England
•  HIS 359: History of Germany

World
•  HIS 331: Ancient East Asia
•  HIS 332: Politics and History of the Middle East
•  HIS 333: Politics and History of East Asia
•  HIS 335: History of Africa
•  HIS 352: Latin American History

American
•  HIS 320: The American Presidency
•  HIS 374: Colonization and Revolution
•  HIS 375: Civil War and Reconstruction
•  HIS 384: Twentieth Century America
•  HIS 385: African-American History
•  HIS 386: Women in America

Minor in History

Required:

•  HIS 105 or 106: World Civilizations I or World Civilizations II
•  HIS 107 or 108: American History to 1865 or American History since 1865
•  HIS 223: The Historian’s Craft

At least 3 courses, with at least one from each of the categories:

European
•  HIS 311: The Greco-Roman World
•  HIS 321: Medieval Europe
•  HIS 322: Renaissance and Reformation
•  HIS 325: Modern Europe
•  HIS 357: History of England
•  HIS 359: History of Germany

World
•  HIS 331: Ancient East Asia
•  HIS 332: Politics and History of the Middle East
•  HIS 333: Politics and History of East Asia
•  HIS 335: History of Africa
•  HIS 352: Latin American History

American
•  HIS 320: The American Presidency
•  HIS 374: Colonization and Revolution
•  HIS 375: Civil War and Reconstruction
•  HIS 384: Twentieth Century America
•  HIS 385: African-American History
•  HIS 386: Women in America

Minor in Public History

Required:

•  HIS 120: The Ohio Heritage
•  HIS 222: The Public Historian's Craft
•  ANT 330: Historic Preservation
•  ANT 333: The Changing Role of Museums
•  HIS 370: Internships
•  ANT 370: Internships in Anthropology


This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major. 

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