Major Worksheet

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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)].

1.                                              

2.                                              

3.                                              

4.       HIST 208                        



[B] Area of Concentration [15 hours].

1.                                              

2.                                              

3.                                              

4.                                              

5.                                              



[C] History Courses Outside Area of Concentration [12 hours; must be in at least two fields].

1.                                              

2.                                              

3.                                              



[D] Capstone Course [HIST 408]

(Prerequisite 208)



E] Supporting Courses [9 hours at 300-400 level; outside history department].

1.                                              

2.                                              

3.                                              

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 David Freund at dmfreund@umd.edu.