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THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT: MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to take a total of 39 credit hours in history [13 history courses] and 9 credit hours [3 courses] in non-history supporting courses.

HISTORY COURSES
[a] 12 hrs. of introductory courses in at least two regions;
[b] 15 hrs. in an Area of Concentration;
[c] 9 hrs. outside the Area of Concentration in at least two fields.
[d] 3 hrs. in a senior-level "capstone" course (HIST 408).

Within the above, students are required to take at least 3 credit hours [1 course] -- lower or upper level -- in a field outside U.S. and European history [see approved lists]. At least 21 credit hours [7 courses] must be at the 300-400 level. A minimum C- grade is required for all courses. A.P. and I.B. credits are accepted.

SUPPORTING COURSES
9 hours of upper level courses outside the history department. Courses should study some aspect of society and culture as taught by other disciplines, and should relate to the student's interests in history.

[A] Introductory Courses [12 hours at 100-200 level; must be in at least two regions. Includes HIST 208 (formerly 220/209)].
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4.       HIST 208                        

[B] Area of Concentration [15 hours].
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[C] History Courses Outside Area of Concentration [12 hours; must be in at least two fields].
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[D] Capstone Course [HIST 408]
(Prerequisite 208)

E] Supporting Courses [9 hours at 300-400 level; outside history department].
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MAJOR FIELDS / AREAS OF CONCENTRATION IN HISTORY MAJOR
An area is defined as a series of related topical, chronological, or regional courses. Students should note that many courses fit into more than one field. Major fields other than those listed below must have the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies

REGION
Africa
Britain & Western Europe
East Asia
East Europe & Russia
Latin American
Middle East
Russian
United States
Western Europe

CHRONOLOGY
Ancient Mediterranean
Medieval & Early Modern Europe
20th Century World

TOPIC
African-American
Political & Economic
Jewish
Military & Diplomatic
Religious
Science & Technology
Social & Cultural
Women & Gender

DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT
The department requires all majors to take at least 3 credit hours in courses outside Western (i.e. European and American) history. Students may choose from the following list to fulfill that requirement.

LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST, and EAST ASIA.

HIST 120 Islamic Civilization
HIST 122 African Civilization I
HIST 123 African Civilization II
 

Hist 237 Russian Civilization

Hist 245 Reformers, Radicals, and Revolutionaries: The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
HIST 250 Latin American History I
HIST 251 Latin American History II
HIST 280 Reconstructing the Civilization of Ancient Mesopotamia
HIST 281 Rabbinic Movement
HIST 282 History of the Jewish People I
HIST 284 East Asian Civilization I
HIST 285 East Asian Civilization II

HIST 310 History of South Africa

HIST 321 Biblical History and Culture

HIST 344 Revolutionary Russia
HIST 370 Ancient Jewish History I
HIST 371 Ancient Jewish History II

HIST 376 History of Zionism and the State of Israel
 

HIST 413 Revolutionary Prophets: Political and Religious Movements in Africa and the Atlantic World

HIST 416 History of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Africa

HIST 417 Colonial Encounters: Natives, Spaniards, and Africans in the New World

HIST 425 Imperial Russia

HIST 442 Twentieth Century Russia
HIST 471 History of Brazil

HIST 473 History of the Caribbean
HIST 474 History of Mexico and Central America I
HIST 475 History of Mexico and Central America II
HIST 480 History of Traditional China
HIST 481 History of Modern China
HIST 482 History of Japan to 1800
HIST 483 History of Japan Since 1800

HIST 484 Cultural History of the Chinese Revolutions

HIST 491 History of the Ottoman Empire
HIST 492 Women in the Middle East

HIST 496 Africa Since Independence


Note: Other courses may apply to these fields as they are added to the curriculum. Look especially for special-topics-in-history courses, designated as 219, 309, 319, 419, or 458.

Please direct inquiries to History Advising at historyadvising@umd.edu.