History Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2015-2016, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2015. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Preparation for the History Major

Lower-Division Requirements
HIST 200Historians' Methods (Should be taken during sophomore year.)3
Select 1 of the following lower-division American History classes:3
HIST 117U.S. History to 1870
HIST 118U.S. History, 1877 to the Present
HIST 120U.S. History Topics
HIST 125DRace and Ethnicity in the American Experience
HIST 126DAmerican Women in History
Select 2 of the following lower-division world history courses:6
HIST 102The Ancient World
HIST 103The Medieval World
HIST 108The Atlantic World 1500-1800
HIST 109The Pacific World, 1500-1800
HIST 110World History Topics
HIST 116War and Peace in the Modern World
HIST 130Introduction to East Asia
HIST 140Modern Europe
HIST 170World History I
HIST 171World History II
Upper-Division Requirements
Select 2 upper division courses in United States history6
Select 2 upper division courses in European history6
Select 2 upper division courses in World History6
The following courses must be taken consecutively during the senior year:
HIST 490Introduction To Senior Seminar1
HIST 495WSenior Seminar3

Students may choose to do a three-unit internship at one of the many museums and historical societies located in San Diego.

Students should plan their upper-division courses in consultation with their major advisor.

At least 15 of the 24 upper-division units must be taken at USD. No more than 6 non-USD units taken abroad will be accepted for credit toward the history major.

Recommended Program of Study, History

Freshman Year
Semester IHours
Preceptorial3
Lower Division HIST3
CC or electives9-10
Semester II
Lower Division HIST3
CC or electives12-13
Sophomore Year
Semester I
HIST 200Historians' Methods3
Lower Division HIST3
CC or electives12-13
Semester II
CC or electives15-16
Junior Year
Semester I
Upper Division HIST3
CC or electives9-10
Semester II
Upper Division HIST6
CC or electives9-10
Senior Year
Semester I
HIST 490Introduction To Senior Seminar1
Upper Division HIST6
CC or electives9
Semester II
HIST 495WSenior Seminar3
Upper Division HIST6
Electives9

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