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Major

Our history major offers a variety of courses designed to provide you with an understanding of historical and political processes. You’ll study a variety of fields and be introduced to advanced research, writing and social science research methods. A major in history provides excellent preparation for law school, government work, foreign service and various service industries and institutions.

The following is an overview of courses associated with our history major. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.

Major Requirements

Major Core Courses

  • HST 201 History of the United States I
  • HST 202 History of the United States II
  • HST 210 World History-Prehistory to 1500
  • HST 211 World History-1500 to Present
  • SA 330 Social Science Statistics
  • HST 403 Practicum
  • HST 421 Senior Seminar

Complete two courses from the following:

  • HST 203 Sub-Saharan African History
  • HIST 204 African-American History
  • HST 205 East Asian History
  • HST 206 Latin American History
  • HST 220 Michigan History
  • HST 241 Michigan Copper and Iron Mining History

Complete five courses from the following:

  • HST 302 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HST 303 Colonial America
  • HST 304 America in the 20th Century
  • HST 305 American Constitutional History
  • HST 316 Russia Since the Bolshevik Revolution
  • HST 317 American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century
  • HST 319 The Modern Middle East
  • HST 320 Ancient Greek and Roman History
  • HST 341 American Women I
  • HST 350 Medieval History
  • HST 351 Europe Since 1500 C.E.
  • HST 375 Topics in History
  • HST 403 Practicum
  • HST 418 Independent Study
  • HST 422 Readings in History
Minor

The following is an overview of courses associated with this minor. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.

Minor Requirements

Minor Core Courses

  • HST 201 History of the United States I
  • HST 202 History of the United States II
  • HST 210 World History-Prehistory to 1500
  • HST 211 World History-1500 to Present

Complete 2 courses from the following:

  • HST 203 Sub-Saharan African History
  • HST 204 African-American History
  • HST 205 East Asian History
  • HIST 206 Latin American History
  • HST 220 Michigan History
  • HST 241 Michigan Copper and Iron Mining History

Complete 3 courses from the following:

  • HST 302 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HST 303 Colonial America
  • HST 304 America in the 20th Century
  • HST 305 American Constitutional History
  • HST 316 Russia Since the Bolshevik Revolution
  • HST 317 American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century
  • HST 319 The Modern Middle East
  • HIST 320 Ancient Greek and Roman History
  • HST 341 American Women I
  • HST 350 Medieval History
  • HST 351 Europe Since 1500 C.E.
  • HST 375 Topics in History
  • HST 403 Practicum
  • HST 418 Independent Study
  • HST 421 Senior Seminar
  • HST 422 Readings in History
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