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Region: European History

Sample Course Path

Europe not only has a rich history of its own, but Europeans and European culture have had a profound impacts on other peoples and places around the world. This path investigates Europe’s enduring global legacies.

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 101 Ancient Mediterranean
HIST 102 Making Europe
HIST 103 Europe and the World
HIST 290 Historian’s Craft required of all majors
300-Level Upper Division Courses
12 credits/3 courses
HIST 301 Modern Europe I: 18th Century Europe field; pre-1800 history
HIST 321 Late Middle Ages in Europe Europe field; pre-1800 history
HIST 381 Latin America II: 1750–1910 Latin America field
400-Level Upper Division Courses
21 credits/5 courses
HIST 407 Stalinism required research seminar; Europe field
HIST 415 Topic: Age of Exploration World field, pre-1800 history
HIST 415 Topic: World War II World field
HIST 428 Eastern Europe in the 20th Century Europe field
HIST 483 Topic: Spiritual Conquest Latin America field, pre-1800 history
Language Requirement
2 years of a second language or demonstrated proficiency
RUSS 101, 102, 103 First Year Russian
RUSS 201, 202, 203 Second Year Russian

Why It Works

This path emphasizes the history of Europe, including European colonization and cultural influence, while also fulfilling the 49 required credits for the major.

These upper division courses provide at least 8 credits for the pre-1800 history requirement and 8 credits each in three fields of study (Europe, World, and Latin America).

HIST 407 research seminar is required of all majors and also counts toward the overall minimum for upper division credits. Note that the topic in this example (Stalinism) could also count toward the Europe field requirement, if needed.

Russian is merely a suggestion; there are many language options available at UO to fulfill the second language requirement.