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Theme: Culture and Society

Sample Course Path

In essence, the study of history is the study of human cultures and societies. This path explores many different ideas, social organizations, and histories lived out by people in a many different time periods and regions. Students will learn not only about political movements, religion, and social movements, but also about sports, food, and other cultural elements.

Please note that the courses listed below are only suggestions. Students’ individual selections may vary due to course availability and personal interest. See advisors for questions about specific courses or requirements.

Lower Division Courses
16 credits/4 courses
HIST 104 World History I: Ancient and Medieval
HIST 186 Cultures of India
HIST 205 Ancient Sports
HIST 290 Historian’s Craft required of all majors
300-Level Upper Division Courses
12 credits/3 courses
HIST 309 History of Women II US field
HIST 352 US in the 1960s US field
HIST 385 Topic: South Asia, India Asia field
400-Level Upper Division Courses
21 credits/5 courses
HIST 407 Jane Austen’s England required research seminar; Europe field
HIST 427 German Intellectual History Europe field
HIST 443 Daily Life in Nazi Germany Europe field
HIST 455 Colonial American History  US field; pre-1800 history
HIST 487 Song and Yuan China Asia field; pre-1800 history
Language Requirement
2 years of a second language or demonstrated proficiency
GER 101, 102, 103 First Year German
GER 201, 202, 203 Second Year German

Why It Works

This path emphasizes the exploration of several aspects of societies and cultures across time and space while also fulfilling 49 require credits for the major.

These upper division courses provide 8 credits in pre-1800 history (HIST 455 and HIST 487) and 8 credits each in three fields of study (USEurope, and Asia).

HIST 407 research seminar is required of all majors and counts toward the overall minimum for upper division credits. The topic in this example (Jane Austen’s England) also counts toward the Europe field, if needed.

German is merely a suggestion based on the prevalence of German history courses in this sample path. There are many language options available at UO to fulfill the second language requirement.