History - Requirements

For a 30-credit major in history students complete the following:

  • HI 10 Origins of the Modern World Since 1500 (formerly HI 30 Europe and the World in Transition)
  • A minimum of nine upper-division history courses (200 level and above)
  • Four upper-division courses must be designated advanced (300 level).
  • Two upper-division courses must be in European history; two must be in U.S. history; and two must be in non-Western history (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East).
  • At least one upper-division course must focus on a period prior to 1750.
  • At least one upper-division course must focus primarily on a period after 1750.

History Minor

For an 18-credit minor in history, students complete the following:

  • HI 30 Europe and the World in Transition
  • A minimum of five upper-division courses
  • Two upper-division courses must be designated advanced (300 level).
  • One upper-division course must be in European history, one must be in U.S. history, and one must be in non-Western history (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East).

To ensure a well-planned and coordinated program, students are required to work closely with their history faculty advisor.

Educational Studies Minor

History majors and minors who elect a minor in Educational Studies and who have been admitted to the 5-year Integrated Bachelors-Masters Degree and Teacher Certification Program will fulfill the State of Connecticut content requirements for certification in Social Studies through their coursework for the History major or minor, plus 18 credits in other social sciences. Please consult with Dr. Cecelia Bucki in the Department of History and Dr. Patricia Calderwood in the Department of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation, GSEAP, for additional information. See catalog entry for Program in Education.