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(51 units minimum)
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No courses graded CR may be counted towards the major, except eight units taken in courses graded exclusively CR/NC.
Reading knowledge of a foreign language is desirable for the bachelor’s degree and is required for some of the graduate history programs here and in most other schools.
(30 units minimum)
GROUP 1: Europe
GROUP 2: United States
The two courses may not come from the same group. (6 units)
At least two courses from groups 1 through 6 above must be in a premodern era. Courses fulfilling this requirement bear asterisks (*).
Special Topics courses (HIST 4950) may be used to satisfy the above requirements at the discretion of the History Department.
GROUP 7: Comparative and Global Perspectives
GROUP 8: Topical Lenses