Major Requirements - History

MAJOR IN HISTORY (Traditional) — 44 semester hours

Required Courses: 28 semester hours
HIS1200 American History I (to 1877) (4)
HIS1210 American History II (since 1877) (4)
HIS2200 Introduction to Historical Methods (4)
HIS2500 Western Civilization I (to 1500) (4)
HIS2600 Western Civilization II (since 1500) (4)
HIS3400 Problems in History (4)
HIS4990 Senior Seminar in History (4)

Selected Courses: Choose 16 semester hours with at least four semester hours in non-Western history.
HIS/PHL 2250 Ancient Philosophy: History of Philosophy I (4)
HIS2310 Early Modern British History (4)
HIS2320 Modern British History (4)
HIS2400 History of the Ancient Mediterranean World (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)
HIS3150 Women in American History (4)
HIS3200 United States History since the 1960s (4)
HIS3250 Illinois History and Government (2)
HIS3300 The American West (4)
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.)


MAJOR IN HISTORY for Secondary Education Social Studies Licensure 66 semester hours*

Required Courses: 30 semester hours
HIS1200 American History I (to 1877) (4)
HIS1210 American History II (since 1877) (4)
HIS2200 Introduction to Historical Methods (4)
HIS2500 Western Civilization I (to 1500) (4)
HIS2600 Western Civilization II (since 1500) (4)
HIS3250 Illinois History and Government (2)
HIS3400 Problems in 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/PHL 2250 Ancient Philosophy: History of Philosophy I (4)
HIS2310 Early Modern British History (4)
HIS2320 Modern British History (4)
HIS2400 History of the Ancient Mediterranean World (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)
HIS3150 Women in American History (4)
HIS3200 United States History since the 1960s (4)
HIS3250 Illinois History and Government (4)
HIS3300 The American West (4)
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 somtimes fulfill this requirement depending on the topic offered.)

Required Courses outside the History Department: 24 semester hours
ECN2030 Principles of Economics (4)
PSC1500 International Relations (4)
PSC2100 Introduction to U.S. Government (4)
SBS1100 Introduction to the Social Sciences (4)
SBS2100 Human Geography (4)
SBS3820 Secondary Methods in Social Studies (4)

Note: Secondary education candidates will also complete the supplemental major in secondary education.