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History

The history major is intended to provide students with an understanding of the major events, forces, and principals of the past in order to gain an understanding of how societies and cultures change over time. History majors will learn to use a variety of sources of historical information including historical texts, visual documents, and oral histories to develop accounts of past events. History majors will also explore the complex ways in which the past influences the present, as well as how the past persists into the future. They will cultivate such vital skills as writing, research, data collection and analysis, critical thinking, questioning, and the organization and presentation of complex materials. History majors become experts in making well-supported, meaningful written claims, and arguments and in communicating with a variety of audiences. This major is supported by the other humanities majors.

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, history majors must complete the following:

Total number of credits toward the major: 52

Core Requirements in the Major
20 credits toward the major
LIT 210 Introduction to the Literary Tradition in English (4 credits)
HIST 210 African American History, from the Colonial Period to the Present (4 credits)
PHIL 210 Philosophy and Literature (4 credits)
HUM 494 Senior Seminar in the Humanities (4 credits)
HUM 495 Senior Project in the Humanities (4 credits)
Foundation Course: Choose 1*
HIST 105 The World Beyond: Cultural Imagination, Exchanges, and History (4 credits)
HIST 110 Ohio Stories (4 credits)

* Foundation Courses: Credits earned in foundation courses count toward the general education requirement.

Intermediate Course in History: Choose 1
4 credits toward the major
HIST 220 U.S. History I, from the Colonial Period to 1877 (4 credits)
HIST 221 U.S. History II, 1877 to the Present (4 credits)
Intermediate Course in History: Choose 1
4 credits toward the major
HIST 225 World History I, to 1500 (4 credits)
HIST 226 World History II, from 1500 to the Present (4 credits)
HIST 231 Latin American History, from the Colonial Period to the Present (4 credits)
HIST 232 Native American History, Asian American History (4 credits)
Intermediate Course in History: Choose 1
4 credits toward the major
HIST 220 U.S. History I, from the Colonial Period to 1877 (4 credits)
HIST 221 U.S. History II, 1877 to the Present (4 credits)
HIST 231 Latin American History, from the Colonial Period to the Present (4 credits)
HIST 225 World History I, to 1500 (4 credits)
HIST 226 World History II, from 1500 to the Present (4 credits)
HIST 232 Native American History, Asian American History (4 credits)
HIST 233 U.S. Women’s History (4 credits)
HIST 240 Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation: A Global History (4 credits)
HIST 250 The Construction of Race and Ethnicity in North America (4 credits)
Advanced Courses: Choose 3
12 credits toward the major
HIST 330 The History of a City (4 credits)
HIST 331 The History of the American City (4 credits)
HIST 334 The History of a Person (4 credits)
HIST 335 The History of an Institution (4 credits)
HIST 370 Special Topics in U.S. History (4 credits)
HIST 470 Special Topics in the Practice of History (4 credits)
Additional Advanced Courses in HIST, LIT, or PHIL: Choose 2
8 credits toward the major
HIST 330 The History of a City (4 credits)
HIST 331 The History of the American City (4 credits)
HIST 334 The History of a Person (4 credits)
HIST 335 The History of an Institution (4 credits)
HIST 370 Special Topics in U.S. History (4 credits)
HIST 470 Special Topics in the Practice of History (4 credits)
LIT 301 Advanced Independent Study in Literature (4 credits)
LIT 310 Studies in Major Authors (4 credits)
LIT 320 Gender in Literature (4 credits)
LIT 321 Ethnicity in Literature (4 credits)
LIT 330 Literary Movements and Moments I (before 1850) (4 credits)
LIT 331 Literary Movements and Moments II (after 1850) (4 credits)
ENG 350/
LIT 350
Advanced Creative Writing (4 credits)
ENG 351/
LIT 351
Advanced Expository Writing (4 credits)
LIT 370 Special Topics: Advanced Theoretical Approaches to Literature (4 credits)
LIT 399 Advanced Independent Study in Literature (4 credits)
PHIL 310 Special Topics in Philosophy (4 credits)
PHIL 320 Special Topics in Philosophy (4 credits)
PHIL 330 Ancient Philosophy (4 credits)
PHIL 331 Medieval Philosophy (4 credits)
PHIL 332 Modern Philosophy (4 credits)
PHIL 335 Feminist Philosophy & Political Theory (4 credits)
PHIL 410 Special Topics in Philosophy (4 credits)
PHIL 440 Selected Topics in Contemporary Philosophy (4 credits)