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Theme: Antiquities–the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

Greeks and Romans, Incas and Aztecs, Knights and serfs, Samurai and Chinese empires have all fascinated students of history for a long, long time. If you are a devotee of older history this kind of path might be the one you should follow. Since it draws you across continents and past civilizations—the latter of which have all left their marks on our lives today—you’ll be able to feed your historical curiosity while you work through our major requirements.

Lower–Division Credits: 12 Credits/3 Courses

HIST 101, Western Civilization I (4 credits)
HIST 104, World History I (4 credits)
HIST 201, Inventing America (4 credits)

Upper-Division Credits: 12 300-Level Credits (all are History Before 1800 courses)

HIST 319, Europe in the Early Middle Ages (4 upper-division credits; Europe Field)
HIST 320, Europe in the High Middle Ages (4 upper-division credits; Europe Field)
HIST 396, Samurai in Film (4 upper-division credits; Asia Field)

Upper-Division Credits: 21 400-Level Credits (all are History Before 1800 courses)

HIST 414, Roman Empire (4 400-level credits; Europe Field)
HIST 482, Latin America’s Indian Peoples (4 400-level credits; Latin American Field)
HIST 483, Top: New World Pirates (4 400-level credits; Latin American Field*)
HIST 487, Song and Yuan China (4 400-level credits; Asia Field)
HIST 407 Seminar, Mongol Empires (5 400-level credits; Asia field [if necessary])

History Major Language Requirement

Chinese 101-203 (2 years of a second language)

Notes: This student has concentrated exclusively on older history while simultaneously fulfilling History Department credit requirements, the upper-division History Before 1800 requirement, the upper-division Distribution/Breadth Field requirement (Europe, Asia, Latin America), the HIST 407 seminar requirement, and has taken care of the major second language requirement (as well as the UO BA second language requirement) by completing Chinese 203.

* If desired, this course may be counted for the World field instead of the Latin American field, if a variation of this path featuring the World field were to be followed.