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Department of History

History Major

 

Degree Requirements

"The School of Athens." By Raphael, 1510-1511.

"The School of Athens." By Raphael, 1510-1511. Fresco in in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

In order to graduate, history majors are required to complete: (a) core curriculum requirements; and (b) 42 units of history courses with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. History majors who complete these requirements receive a Bachelor of Science degree. Students who wish to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree must also complete the intermediate courses (or their equivalent) of a modern foreign language.

All history majors must complete the following courses:

 

Required Courses

 

 

HIST 300: Introduction to Historical Study

3 units

Must be taken during the junior year or equivalent

Lower Division History Electives

 

15 units total (5 classes)

At least one course in pre-modern history

3 units

Pre-modern = history prior to 1500

HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 110, HIST 117, HIST 121, HIST 135, HIST 160, HIST 275.

At least one U.S. history survey course

3 units

HIST 145, HIST 146, or HIST 148
At least one European history survey course

3 units

HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103 or HIST 105
At least two global history surveys

6 units

“Global” = must be non-U.S. AND non-European history

Includes HIST 110, HIST 111, HIST 117, HIST 118, HIST 121 or HIST 122, HIST 135, HIST 160, HIST 161, HIST 275, and/or HIST 277.

Of your four required global history courses (two lower division, two upper division), you must take at least one course from two of the five sub-regions (Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, World History).

Upper-Division Courses

 

24 units total (8 classes)

At least two courses in pre-modern history

6 units

Pre-modern = history prior to 1500
At least one course in U.S. history

3 units

 

At least one course in European history

3 units

 

At least two courses in global history

6 units

“Global” = must be non-U.S. AND non-European history.

Of the four required global history courses (two lower division, two upper division), you must take at least one course from two of the five sub-regions (Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, World History).

History Seminar (Capstone)

3

units

HIST 486

Should be taken during senior year.

One more upper division course of your choice

3 units

 

 

Department of History
Liberal Arts Building, Room 4210 F (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2923
Fax: 410-704-5595
E-mail: hist@towson.edu

Related links

History Major Course Worksheet [PDF]

 

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