The student will plan a program with an adviser to make a meaningful combination of courses. In their final two years, students should seek a balance between 300-level classes and 400-level classes, the latter of which include a 15-18 page (3750-4500 words) research paper as part of the course requirements. The following model is suggested as a possible basic program in the major to satisfy the above stipulations:
- First Year:
One of the following 100-level classes:
- HIST 104: Historical Foundations of the Modern World to 1450
- HIST 105: Western Civilization
- HIST 108: History of the Modern World
One 200-level class.
- Sophomore Year:
One 200-level class, HIST224, and 8 credit hours in two of the area studies.
- Junior Year:
Eight credit hours distributed among the required fields, HIST395, including at least one 400- level class.
- Senior Year:
Either HIST 493/494 and two additional upper-level electives or two 400-level classes and two additional upper-level electives.