The following are some questions frequently asked about the History major and related subjects:
Q: How can I learn more about the History courses that are appropriate for entering students and that fulfill the General Education requirement for Learning Objective 4 (“Exploring Past and Present”)?
A: Follow this link to learn more about the History Department’s program for entering students and the General Education requirement for two courses in “Exploring Past and Present.”
Q: Can I take two sections of 100-level History courses (the Making History courses) for academic credit?
A: Yes, but only two.
Q: Can I take a 100-level History course AND the Humanities sequence?
Q: Can I take a 100-level History course even if I already have fulfilled the General Education requirement to which it applies?
A: Yes. Although these courses are meant for (and will be populated mostly by) freshmen and sophomores, more advanced students may wish to enroll in one of them. If you are a rising junior or senior, before enrolling you should consult with the respective instructor to make certain it is appropriate for your needs and wishes.
Q: Does credit earned on the European Studies program count toward the Major?
A: Yes, the Western Europe option of European Studies brings credit for TWO three-hour courses. For students majoring in European History, these count toward the major and the concentration; for students with other concentrations they count in the major but outside the concentration.
The Classical option of ES brings credit for ONE three-hour course in European history–the same principles apply as above.