Curriculum

Major Program (40 or 41 semester hours)

Required Courses:
HIST 111 History of World Civilization to 1500 (3)
HIST 112 History of World Civilization Since 1500 (3)
HIST 301 History and Social Sciences Seminar (3)
(for sophomores and transfer students)

Two Courses in U.S. History (note: one of these must be upper level) (6)
HIST 121 The United States to 1865 (3)
HIST 122 The United States Since 1865 (3)
HIST 320 Colonial America (3)
HIST 321 National Development (3)
HIST 322 Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
HIST 323 Emergence of Modern America (3)
HIST 324 The United States 1914-1945 (3)
HIST 325 The United States 1945-Present (3)
HIST 328 The United States in World Affairs (3)
HIST 356 The Presidency (3)
HIST 494 Topics in United States History (3)

Two Courses in European History (6)
HIST 308 Politics and History of Eastern Europe & Russia (3)
HIST 344 Medieval Europe (3)
HIST 351 Classical Civilizations of Greece and Rome (3)
HIST 352 Renaissance and Reformation (3)
HIST 347 Early Modern Europe (3)
HIST 349 Modern Europe (3)
HIST 494 Topics in European History (3)

Two Courses in Non-Western History (6)
HIST 241 History of Africa (3)
HIST 242 The Middle East: Crucible of Conflict (3)
HIST 246 History of Latin America (3)
HIST 494 Topics in Non-Western History (3)
Historical Area Concentration
Three history courses in area of concentration (9)

Required courses in senior year:
HIST 497 Senior Thesis (1)
HIST 498 Senior Seminar (3)

Concentration Note: Students choose a concentration in U.S., European, or non-Western history, and take three additional courses in that area. Normally courses in the concentration must be 300-level or above, though this does not apply to a concentration in non-Western history.

Practical Experience Requirement (0-1 hour): History majors are required to have a practical application experience which consists of either a one-semester-hour internship or an international experience. The internship can be done at one of many different historical organizations. Forty clock hours of activity at the agency is required for an internship.

An international experience can be fulfilled in several ways. Students can take a single history course (which is conducted abroad in a short interval), or they can study for a semester abroad, or they can combine some historical work and reflection with a trip that is for other purposes.

For students who fulfill the requirement in the first two ways, no additional assignments or credit will be needed—the requirement will be considered fulfilled with the experience alone. In the latter case, however, students would be required to take International Experience for one credit hour.
HIST 493 International Experience (1)
HIST 499 Internship (1)

Ancillary Language Requirement: History majors are required to have six (6) semester hours of foreign language that are not included in the 40 required hours in history. This requirement may be met by an equivalency of 3 hours for every year of high school language passed with a grade of “C” or better.

 

Minor Program (21 semester hours)

Required Courses
HIST 111 History of World Civilization to 1500 (3)
HIST 112 History of World Civilization since 1500 (3)

Two Courses in U.S. History (6)
HIST 121 The United States to 1865 (3)
HIST 122 The United States Since 1865 (3)
HIST 320 Colonial America (3)
HIST 321 National Development (3)
HIST 322 Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
HIST 323 Emergence of Modern America (3)
HIST 324 The United States 1914-1945 (3)
HIST 325 The United States 1945-Present (3)
HIST 328 The United States in World Affairs (3)
HIST 356 The Presidency (3)
HIST 494 Topics (United States History) (3)

 

Note: At least one of these must be 200 level or above.

Two Courses in European History (6)
HIST 308 Politics and History of Eastern Europe & Russia (3)
HIST 344 Medieval Europe (3)
HIST 347 Early Modern Europe (3)
HIST 344 Modern Europe (3)
HIST 351 Classical Civilizations of Greece and Rome (3)
HIST 352 Renaissance and Reformation (3)
HIST 494 Topics (European History) (3)

One Course in Non-Western History (3)
HIST 241 History of Africa (3)
HIST 242 The Middle East: Crucible of Conflict (3)
HIST 243 History of South Africa (3)
HIST 246 History of Latin America (3)
HIST 494 Topics (non-Western History) (3)

 

Note: HIST 301 History and Social Sciences Seminar is highly recommended for minors, and it may be substituted for one U.S. or European course.

 

For more information, refer to the USF Catalog