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Theme: Culture and Society

In essence, the study of history is the study of human cultures and societies. By following a path such as this suggested one, you’ll be able to learn about the many different ideas, social organizations, and histories lived out by people living in a number of different time periods and regions. You’ll not only learn about political movements, religion, and social movements, but also about sports and food. If you follow this intriguing path, you’ll hardly notice that you’ve easily completed all of our major requirements by the end of your studies.

Lower–Division Credits: 16 Credits/4 Courses

HIST 104, World History (4 credits)
HIST 186, Cultures of India (4 credits)
HIST 205, Ancient Sports (4 credits)
HIST 290, Historian’s Craft (4 credits)

Upper-Division Credits: 12 300-Level Credits

HIST 309, History of Women II (4 upper-division credits; US Field)
HIST 352, US in the 1960s (4 upper-division credits; US Field)
HIST 385, Top: South Asia, India (4 upper-division credits; Asia Field)

Upper-Division Credits: 21 400-Level Credits

HIST 427, German Intellectual History (4 400-level credits; Europe Field)
HIST 443, Daily Life in Nazi Germany (4 400-level credits; Europe Field)
HIST 455, Colonial American History (4 400-level credits; History Before 1800; US Field)
HIST 487, Song and Yuan China (4 400-level credits; History Before 1800; Asia Field)
HIST 407 Seminar, Jane Austen’s England (5 400-level credits; Europe Field [if necessary])

History Major Language Requirement

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

Notes: This student has crafted a path that emphasizes the exploration of a number of aspects of societies and cultures across time and space while also fulfilling History Department credit requirements, the upper-division History Before 1800 requirement, the upper-division Distribution/Breadth Field requirement (US, Europe, and Asia), 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 German 203.