Major Requirements - History

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Required Courses: 12 semester hours

  • HIS2200 Introduction to Historical Methods (4)
  • HIS3400 Problems in History (4)
  • HIS4990 Senior Seminar in History (4) 

Selected Survey Courses (choose three of the following courses): 12 semester hours

  • HIS1200 American History I (to 1877) (4)
  • HIS1210 American History II (since 1877) (4)
  • HIS1300 World History I (to 1500) (4)
  • HIS1400 World History II (since 1500) (4) 

Selected Courses: Choose 16 semester hours with at least four semester hours in non-Western history.

  • HIS/PHL2250 Ancient Philosophy: History of Philosophy I (4)
  • HIS2350 Africa in World History (4)
  • HIS2360 Black Chicago (4)
  • HIS2400 History of the Ancient Mediterranean World (4)
  • HIS2620 Russian History to 1917 (4)
  • HIS2630 Russian and Soviet History since 1917 (4)
  • HIS2700 20th Century European History (4)
  • HIS/REL2750 Topics in Religious History (4)
  • HIS/REL2760 Religion in America (4)
  • *HIS2900 Topics in U.S., European, non-Western or Latin American History (4)
  • HIS3050 American Urban History (4)
  • HIS3100 The African-American Experience (4)
  • HIS3120 History of African-American Masculinity (4)
  • HIS3150 Women in American History (4)
  • HIS3200 United States History since the 1960s (4)
  • HIS3250 Illinois History and Government (2)
  • HIS/SBS3350 The Native Americans (4)
  • HIS/ART3360 Renaissance, Renovation and Revival (4)
  • HIS/BIO3410: Global Environmental History (4)
  • *HIS3450 Latin American History (4)
  • HIS3650 Hitler and the Nazi Revolution (4)
  • *HIS3700 History of the Middle East (4)
  • *HIS3750 History of East Asia (4)
  • HIS/REL3800 Reformation Europe (4)
  • *HIS3900 Advanced Topics in U.S., European, non- Western or Latin American History (4)
  • *HIS4100 Readings Seminars in U.S., European, non- Western, Latin American or Intellectual History (4)
  • HIS4940 History Internship (1–4) 

*Non-Western history courses (HIS2900, HIS3900 and HIS4100) sometimes fulfill this requirement, depending on the topic covered. 

Bachelor of Arts in History-Secondary Education

Required Courses: 34 semester hours

  • HIS1200 American History I (to 1877) (4)
  • HIS1210 American History II (since 1877) (4)
  • HIS1300 World History I (to 1500) (4)
  • HIS1400 World History II (since 1500) (4)
  • HIS2200 Introduction to Historical Methods (4)
  • HIS3250 Illinois History and Government (2)
  • HIS3400 Problems in History (4)
  • HIS/BIO3410 Global Environmental History (4)
  • HIS4990 Senior Seminar in History (4) 

Selected Courses: Choose 12 semester hours with at least four semester hours in non-Western history.

  • HIS/PHL2250AncientPhilosophy:HistoryofPhilosophyI(4)
  • HIS2350 Africa in World History (4)HIS2360 Black Chicago (4)
  • HIS2400 History of the Ancient Mediterranean World (4)
  • HIS2620 Russian History to 1917 (4)
  • HIS2630 Russian and Soviet History since 1917 (4)
  • HIS2700 20th Century European History (4)
  • HIS/REL2750 Topics in Religious History (4)
  • HIS/REL2760 Religion in America (4)
  • *HIS2900 Topics in U.S., European, Non-Western or Latin American History (4)
  • HIS3050 American Urban History (4)
  • HIS3100 The African-American Experience (4)
  • HIS3120 History of African-American Masculinity (4)
  • HIS3150 Women in American History (4)
  • HIS3200 United States History since the 1960s (4)
  • HIS3250 Illinois History and Government (2)
  • HIS/SBS3350 The Native Americans (4)
  • HIS/ART3360 Renaissance, Renovation and Revival (4)
  • *HIS3450 Latin American History (4)
  • HIS3650 Hitler and the Nazi Revolution (4)
  • *HIS3700 History of the Middle East (4)
  • *HIS3750 History of East Asia (4)
  • HIS/REL3800 Reformation Europe (4)
  • *HIS3900 Advanced Topics in U.S., European, Non-Western or Latin American History (4)
  • *HIS4100 Readings Seminars in U.S., European, Non-Western, Latin American or Intellectual History (4)
  • HIS4940 History Internship (1-4) 

*Non-Western history courses (HIS2900, HIS3900 and HIS4100) sometimes fulfill this requirement, depending on the topic offered. 

Required Courses outside the History Department: 20 semester hours
ECN2030 Principles of Economics (4)
PSC1300 Introduction to US Government (4)
PSC1500 International Relations (4)
SBS3820 Secondary Methods in Social Studies (4)
SOC1100 Introduction to Society (4)
Note: Secondary education candidates will also complete the supplemental major in secondary education.